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
Carrot and Lettuce Beds
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