Thursday, October 30, 2008

My garden is growing.....

Planting, planting still. Pots of purple mums and purple petunias; pots of spicy mesclun mix, rows of lettuce of many varieties. Lettuce is one thing I always buy when I find a good sale on seeds. We are going to have more than our share of Romaine/Cos, Red Sails, Buttercrunch, Butterhead, Black seeded Simpson, and a few others that I haven't figured out where to put them yet. We are trying a new variety this year, called Crisp Mint lettuce, and I can't wait to try that. Sounds wonderful to me.

Also, the looseleaf blends are always a favorite. My little grand daughter used to love to plunder the lettuce in the garden. She would not pull the plant, rather, she set a thumb and a forefinger at the base of a nice tender leaf, and ran it all the way up the center vein of the leaf. She would come away with all the tender lettuce leaf, and have nothing tough or bitter to deal with. I didn't know it was her doing it at first, I thought some terrible insect had come and gone. LOL

We planted 6 mystery plants yesterday. The tag was lost at the store, but the plants were beautiful, so I bought them. They will either be cabbage or cauliflower- I think. They might be broccoli. It doesn't matter.

Some MG friends brought me some bok choy plants. I got them transplanted in a hurry. I love bok choy!

My peas are up, and we are going to have a bumper crop of pea vines. I hope they make peas as easy as they germinated.

Also, the sweet peas are up, and about 4" tall! I saved seeds from all pastel flowers year before last, in the hopes that I would only have pastel flowers. Also, I saved seeds (separately) of the RED flowers, because I love any red flower. All the flowers turned out exactly as they pleased last year, with no consideration as to what I wanted. So I just saved all the seeds last year, and I did have a lot of them. LOL, anyway, they are sure pretty when they do bloom, and the fragrance is just intoxicating!


ancient one said...

Everything is so lush and green there and so brown and limp here...LOL Beautiful photo!

Jean said...

You've been sooo busy. I dragged the remains of the sweet pea fence around to the side of the greenhouse yesterday. Have to find another post, forget what happened to that one upright.

I'm not behind, am I?

OhioMom said...

The sweet peas are pretty, they grow wild all along the fence down at our market. Can't wait to see pics of your lettuces, we used to eat it fresh from the garden when I was a girl.