March 6, 2014 - It's a Start!

I'm glad I prepped most of the garden beds last fall, as they are in pretty good shape for planting now.  Armed with a kitchen spoon, I did what I could manage today and planted 9 each Little Gem, Anuenue and Yug Red lettuce and 24 spinach seedlings out in the garden.  It's a bit early for the lettuce, but it's inside a frame that can quickly be covered with plastic if needed.

My garden plans have been scaled down considerably, but a small garden is better than no garden.  I've alerted my son-in-law to start digging his garden ASAP, as I'll have a lot of seeds and seedlings to pass down to him.

9 each (bottom to top) Little Gem, Anuenue and Yugoslavian Red lettuce


Two dozen spinach seedlings

Not your typical Granny garden, but it's something.


18 comments:

  1. Hooray-I'm glad to see you out there! Could be the best thing for you. And your temps are enviable. Can I come visit? I'll plant!!
    :D

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  2. I planted 8 tomato plants today. I am about a week late so hope they will do okay. We have a very short period of time for them to set fruit. Our weather is really weird her in Las Vegas. The spring and fall go from hot to cold and vise a versa. My tomato harvest will be done by the middle of June. Tomorrow I will plant the rest of the tomatoes and the peppers.

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  3. Wow 60 degrees there as I write. It must be nice to be in the warmth. I haven't even started my lettuce yet. I'm thinking of doing it tomorrow. We are finally getting some normal temps fro the next handful of days before it goes cold again. I just hope the garden is dethawed before those lettuce seedlings outgrow their homes. The soil block I use do 3-4 weeks OK, but not really longer for lettuce.

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  4. I'm glad to see you're setting out your lettuce seedlings. It's good that you've scaled back, but a smaller garden is so much better than no garden. It will keep you going, but don't overdo it.

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  5. I scaled my garden down last year, just too, too much going on. This year I'm ramping it back up: finally getting life back to normal...or I'm getting use to the "new normal". Glad to see you have some things in the ground...I use a spoon to plant, too!

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  6. I'm so glad that you are going to continue to garden! I haven't started much yet. We are lucky when the days get above freezing this winter! The garden is still snow covered and I historically plant my peas by St. Patrick's day. Spinach, onions and red cabbage are all that I've started so far.

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  7. My lettuce and cabbage are bolting. They came out today.

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  8. I can now start lettuce seedlings because heat waves are finally over where I live!

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  9. We just want to see you growing!!! Love you!!!

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  10. So glad you got some gardening done. You've just been sitting around doing nothing, being all lazy and such. It's about time you got those seedlings planted, Granny! And a blog post. You know some of us depend on you to garden so we can be envious of your perfection and your weather. ;)

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  11. I am also going to be planting Little Gem lettuce this year, because of an earlier post you wrote about this variety. I am glad to see that you were able to get seeds. I can't wait to give it a try in my garden.

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  12. gotta grow something, as much as we can! i have threatened a few times to come live with you, and now i am sure lots of us wish we come help you out.

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  14. Hope your lettuces grow well! I looked in my cold frame today after pushing the ice off so that I could lift the top off. Have a little green left in there! Did I miss something? Are you sick? Or have you just decided to scale back. Hope your doing fine. Nancy

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  15. Just read your previous post and left a comment. So sorry for all that is going on and glad that you were able to get some planting done. Take care of yourself. Nancy

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  16. I think you're still faster at planting with one hand versus me with my two! Certainly an inspiration to all that we should just keep planting. Sending good vibes your way.

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  17. Yay!! You are a rockstar in the garden <3 I will be starting my lettuce this weekend I hope. We are having such a strange up and down fluctuation of temps. 76 today. 20 something by Friday night... keeps me hopping and covering and uncovering.. that's for sure! lol

    Hugs n love,
    Wendy / Sassy

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  18. Thinking of you. Hope your appointment goes well.

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