Cold Weather Crops In The Soil

Spring has officially arrived with my first stop at our local ice cream shop.  A hot fudge sundae with vanilla ice cream in case you were wondering.

Saturday I started planting the garden.  I put in two rows of peas.

There is a row of peas on each side of the pallet.

I will plant another two rows next week. Hopefully, I will have several weeks of fresh peas.

I also planted red, yellow, and white onion sets.  Following my  plan there are three rows of onions at “the bottom” of the garden.  I measured out a foot and planted a couple of rows.

I use string to help me follow the plan.
I planted each onion about three to four inches apart or the width of my hand.

The garden plan calls for onions on two sides, so I used on side to plant four feet of shallots.  I am new to growing shallots so it will be interesting to see how they do.

Today, I spent the afternoon working with my seedlings under the grow lights.  I over seeded the celery thinking fewer seeds would sprout.  Today I was able to separate them and put each plant into its own space.

I went from one packet of celery to three.

The tomatoes have been growing really well.  One pack was particularly tight so I transplanted most of the plants into individual containers.  Tomorrow I will pick up some more potting soil so I can transplant the rest of the pack.

The tomato pack on the right and one of the individual plants on the left. They are getting big.

There is a mystery plant growing in the garden.  While planting onion sets I dug one up to see if I could identify it.  I have no idea what it is.  Do you?

Left, what the plant looks like about ground. Right, what I found when I dug it up.

If you have any ideas I would appreciate them.  I hope you are able to get out and enjoy some Spring weather.

Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.


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