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training wheels off...

16 Apr 2009
Sunny 9°C / 48°F

I took the cloches off the plants in the kitchen garden today. It was fairly warm, and one of the lettucelings seems to have gone all toasty and dry. But the others all look quite healthy. I took the row covers off temporarily to take a pictures, then put them back. A paper wasp showed up the minute they were off and hung out by the brassicas for a few minutes, as though she expected a white cabbage butterfly to show up, lay eggs, and hatch worms for her to take home and feed to her babies in the two seconds I had the row cover off. You gotta love a diligent worker like that…

The broccoli and brussels sprouts have gotten true leaves. One sprout has shown up where the agretti was planted, but I don’t know it well enough to know if it’s agretti or some random something else. The senposai and mizpoona have sprouted. Them, I can identify. I feel a little better about direct sowing them now, and hope the others won’t be too far off. There is more orach than there was before, as well as a couple of purslane sprouts. Between thinnings, volunteers, and edible weeds, I’m very close to being able to make quite a tasty salad for two.


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Katxena

Katxena

Folia Helper

United States7

Any further sign of the agretti? Mine has done nothing.

Posted on 22 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)
cristyn

cristyn

Folia Helper

United States5b

I might have a second sprout. But that just means I now have two little green dots where I planted it. For all I know they’ll grow into maple trees (I’ve been getting a lot of that lately). I’ll know more when it gets true leaves.

Posted on 22 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)

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