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Friday, March 26, 2010

What I planted, seeded, and kept from last winter: Early Greens

Swiss chard
Colored stalks red, yellow and orange. Bought as transplants from Loews.

Red and Green cabbage
Bought as transplants from Loews.

Brussel Sprouts
Bought as transplants from Loews.

Red Lettuce
Bought as transplants from Loews.

Bought as transplants from Loews.

The transplants will get my garden producing earlier. You can eat the leaves of all the above plants.

I moved last years onions, old turnips and beets to one location. I buried the turnips and beets and will let them grow leaves for harvesting and eating. My last year turnip greens are back and I will leave them as they lay. The onions I planted along the boards of my raised beds. I will use them for their stalks. I also had several kale plants survive the winter. I cut the beat up leaves back and cut stems back that were partially rotted. The are all growing new leaves. They will turn to seed heads which I also put in salads.

I planted 8 varieties of radishes, a red veined russian kale, spinach, lettuce, red onion sets and beets. The radishes are up after 5 days of warmth. The peas I planted a few weeks back are up. They are about an inch high. Oh I also planted 3 varieties of carrots.

A mixture of last years plants, Loew's transplants and seeds have started my cool weather garden. In about 3 weeks, I will be able to make salads with regularity. Each week will bring new products to the table. Now is the time to get your garden started.

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