Lacey’s Garden – Watching and Waiting

March 19, 2009

I am still waiting for things to germinate before I plant anything else.  The carrots are just starting to cut through the dirt and the lettuce and chard are the same way.  I planted some mustard as a cover crop in places where I have not worked the dirt as well as I would like.  The spots are along my fence where I am planting beans later and the mustard is supposed to have long deep roots that help break up the soil. It has a lot of work to do for me!!!  The mustard is already coming up.  I think I planted the carrots too deep but they are trying so I hope I did not mess them up too much!  The peas and spinach are looking real good.  Just a few more weeks and I can start planting my other stuff like tomatoes, squash and eggplant.

I am going to add more manure to the dirt when I plant the later stuff.  I am also top dressing all the plants that I am planting with compost.  Top dressing is placing compost in top of the soil around the plants after transplanting.  Enjoy the spring in your neck of the woods!

-Lacey

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