Monday, February 16, 2009

Spinach, lettuce, mustard, and mache

In the main vegetable garden this winter and spring, I'm avoiding planting brassicas (kale, collards, arugula, mustards, etc.) to dampen the root-knot nematodes (even though I have a few overwintered collards).

I'm also only going to plant nematode-resistant tomatoes and peppers when warm weather comes.

So, garlic, onion sets, lettuce, mache, and spinach are what I've planted so far. The garlic went in last fall, with the onion sets being stuck over the last couple of weeks, and the greens just sown.

I also sowed a couple of flats of spicy mesclun and radicchio, as well as large containers of spinach and mesclun. These can all be protected if a hard frost threatens. It's been mild for the last few days; not as warm as last week, but pleasant in the afternoons.

I've got all the beds ready to sow greens and early cole crops in the satellite garden, and hope I'll be able to snag the woodchuck who will be undoubtedly hungry as s/he emerges on warm days!

And my seed potatoes should arrive soon.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa-
    Your header photo is just beautiful ... I sowed peas today with James -and with the Kindergarteners at the beginning of the week. We did grocery bag botany/veggie parts all week and sprouted 15 bean mix ... so much fun. Thank you!!

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  2. What fun to hear about your plantings! Such a cheerful thought to think about the kids planting peas.

    Ooh, and sprouting bean mix --way cool....
    Lisa

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  3. What fun to hear about your plantings! Such a cheerful thought to think about the kids planting peas.

    Ooh, and sprouting bean mix --way cool....
    Lisa

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