The bigger plants are cabbage, the stringy plants are chives, and the sticks are marking kale seeds:
One of my goals for the year is to plant garlic. I don't know much about growing it, but some of my garlic from the store started sprouting on my counter. I threw them in the ground and they are growing. We'll see how it works!
Around day 12, things started popping up! I get so excited about the first sprouts and have to show everyone who comes to the house. Be warned, if you come over, you have to see my garden. Make sure you think of nice things to say about it before you get here. 🙂
My garden the day it was planted, week 1, and week 2:
The library is a great place to get gardening books. I recommend checking out a few if you are interested. I love The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan because it has lots of pictures. I am a pie charts and diagrams kind of woman. It's a great starting point.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Now get crackin'!
Rob and Marseille
and, do you have problems w/your kids pulling up your sproutlings? michael did that to all of our squash last year. we have never successfully yielded anything from the squash family.
Rob and Marseille
so it looks like you covered some stuff when it snowed? also, I hope for a follow-up about how to thin.
I covered the cabbage plants up because of wind! It's so shockingly windy here; I thought they were going to get ripped out of the ground. It snowed and was really cold (like 20 degrees) last night, nothing was covered, and everything looks to be recovering. I was a little worried, but things are looking good!
My kids are pretty good about not picking things. We have a rule though (for under-ripe things like green tomatoes) if you pick it, you have to eat it. A few bites of my onion tops and sour green tomatoes usually helps them to leave it alone. I hope you get squash this year, they are so good!
I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar
That's great info! I didn't really know what could be planted earlier. Gardening is one of those subjects I need and want to learn more about eventually. Way to git 'er done Melissa! (And I've been reading your blog in google reader, but I didn't see your header until now. Ha! So cute!)