Monday, May 2, 2016

Sowing Again

You may remember my experiment in early March with setting out lettuce and Brussels sprout seedlings early to see what happened. It failed.

As often happens, the hazard was unforeseen. I planted them in a fenced garden lined with welded wire to keep the deer and rabbits out. I mulched to give some protection from frost and weed competition.  But I forgot to look up.

After spending the winter foraging on dried seeds and plants, the birds were hungry for fresh salad. Those tender green shoots lasted no time at all. The good news is that as soon as I set out the seedlings, I started another set indoors and they’re ready to be set out, this time under netting. The bad news is my broken leg isn’t going anywhere near that garden, but judging by the tomato plants he brought home yesterday, my hubby is catching spring fever, so he’ll be doing all the planting this time. And my leg should be better by time for harvest.

Hope everything is greening up and growing for you this spring.


  1. Sorry your experiment didn't work out; though it's great that you have back-up. Hope this next round goes well for you. I'm trying my hand at growing a few things this year; but I'm limited by being a renter. So it's just a few pots on my back porch... but I'm pretty excited to see how it goes.

  2. Container gardens are my favorite. You can cram so many flowers, herbs, or veges together in a pot. Maybe you can't grow corn, but if you have sun you can do great tomatoes and peppers. If it's shadier, lettuce does great in a container.