Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I have transplanted all my fall seedlings into the garden now. I started them in seed packs a few weeks ago. Mostly greens. Lettuce, endive, arugula, dill, spinach and broccoli. I have a mesclun mix. Also a fall greens mix that seems to have a lot of kale and other brassicas. I also sowed roots: radish, beets and carrots.
We're down to about 50 days left until frost! The 50 day crops include early carrots, small beets and broccoli. With luck, maybe I could still seed more of these. Lettuce greens are only about 30 days - plenty of time for more planting.
I'm may get ambitions and really push my luck by sowing some early peas (Sugar Sprint) and fast beans (Provider) today. These require 50-60 days. I had such a bad pea harvest this spring that it would be nice to try again. Who knows what the weather will bring!
I did plant a lot more seeds today at my community plot. I filled up all the bare spots. Why not?
Here's the list:
Peas, Sugar Sprint
Broccoli, Green Goliath
Kale, Red Russian
Fall Greens Mix (Sand Hill Preservation Center)
Lettuce, Big Boston
Lettuce, Four Seasons
Lettuce, Black-Seeded Simpson