Lacey’s Garden – Planting Swiss Chard, Lettuce and Carrots

March 9, 2009

Hello to all!  What a beautiful weekend though it was a bit chilly!   I managed to get Five-color Silverbeet seeds (Swiss chard) in the ground yesterday and today I planted lettuce and carrots.  In the pictures you will notice about 18-24 inches between the carrot rows, that is where I am planting the tomatoes.  Tomatoes and carrots are a beneficial companion planting (I have read about anyway).  I will let you know if I think it is beneficial.  To the right of the carrots there is a path filled with straw then a 18 inch wide row of lettuce.  I just broadcast the seed and patted it down then watered it.  I saved lettuce seed for successive plantings about every 10 days and I have enough Swiss chard for one more planting in 10 days.  It is supposed to storm today.  Hopefully it will not wash my seeds away.  I should have checked the weather first. Lesson learned!  The peas are just beginning to sprout but are not quite big enough for a picture yet.  Now it is water and wait time. 

Swiss Chard Bed

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Carrot and Lettuce Beds

carrot bed and lettuce bed

Carrot Bed

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