As I write this on Tuesday night, it’s falling into the 30s outside. There’s a freeze warning, with temperatures expected to be in the 20s by morning.
I didn’t get home from the newspaper office until 9:30. Then I went outside to help Larry put a tarp and other protection around our tender plants.
The little green shoots are so pretty.
|Radishes and onions in an open part of the raised bed.|
On Saturday, April 5, I planted a variety of vegetables, including two kinds of lettuce, two kinds of onions, radishes, carrots, broccoli, and cucumbers.
Larry did the watering during the following week because work kept me inside much of the time.
On Saturday, I checked on the progress of the plants and watered them.
I was so excited to see the little bits of green popping up.
|Radishes on Saturday.|
|Little onions on Saturday.|
|Lettuce on Saturday.|
I know many of you have gardened for years, but it has been a long time since I’ve enjoyed the wonder of planting a seed and seeing something grow from it. It’s a thrill.
Sunday morning, I watered again and thought I noticed a little more growth.
Monday evening, things needed water, but I knew that the forecast was calling for heavy rain overnight Monday into Tuesday. So I just checked on the progress.
And boy, did I see progress. The radishes had grown significantly, and there were more onions popping up.
|Radishes on Monday.|
|Onions on Monday.|
Enough lettuce had grown to see the rows that I had laid out.
|Lettuce on Monday.|
On Saturday, I feared for my broccoli and cucumbers. But by Monday, little shoots were popping up.
Now if they can just withstand any freezing.
Do you like to see new plants popping up out of the soil? What’s your favorite vegetable to grow?
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