I like trying to get things to grow. Never really been that great at it, but enjoy it's kind of cool putting something in the ground, giving it a while, and then watching it grow into something either pretty to look at or good to eat.
So, looking at the spring weather patterns here in FWTX I planted my little patio garden about a month, maybe 6 weeks ago. Some of them seem to be coming along pretty well. Some of them not so much.
In one planter, the front planter in the first pic below, I have carrots. I forget what variety, but they're supposed to be made so that they will grow in containers. They're supposed to be 4" - 5" long. At the moment, I'm thinking about pulling them up and putting something else there before it gets to far along in the spring. I think I planted 4 rows of 8 of them using the square-foot method. I honestly can't remember because so few of them have come up at this point. If I don't go ahead and turn this one over and plant something else, I'm sure I will by summer.
The planter in the middle of both pics is leaf lettuce (the light green) and arugula (the dark green). It's actually over planted. It kind of was barely getting along, it came a good couple of rains and in the space of a week was going like gang busters. This week my project for that planter is to pick enough of it out that I can pull a couple of the plants up to thin it out. Looking at how that planter is going right now, I'm not sure I can eat enough salad to keep up with this one.
The planter in the front of the second pic is just flowers. I don't remember what kind of flowers I planted beyond thinking that I liked the way they looked. I planted 2 of each kind in hopes of 1 of each actually coming up. 2 of one of them came up pretty well and seem to be doing ok over on one end. On the other end, only 1 came up. At least the 2nd hasn't sprouted yet. The ones in the middle only recently pushed through, so I'm not sure what to think of them yet. At some point, at least against what I was reading when I planted them, I'll need to pull up 1 of each so they don't overcrowd each other.
So far, except for the carrots, I can't say it's going too much different than I had hoped. Just need to get the one planter thinned out this week.
In other news, since it's finally warming up again, I got the telescope all dusted off and ready to go yesterday. Probably pull it out and do some gazing this coming weekend. I know that the moon will be almost full. I need to see what else is going to be out that I can look at.
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