I started my organic edible garden 8 weeks ago. Half of the garden was started with transplants and half were with direct sowing of seeds. One month ago, I planted a second planter box with red onion transplants and the rest of the box was filled with direct sowing of seeds. I am a farming newbie, so I’m learning as I go. As the plants grow I’m learning how much space is required for plants to thrive and how quickly or slowly they grow. Everyday that I walk out to look at the garden, I am surprised at the progress.
Week 7 and Box Week 3
I’ve decided to harvest half of the Kale leaves. The Broccoli stalks are growing strong but aren’t quite ready for harvesting.
The tomato and eggplant are growing and flowering.
There are just a few sprouts from all the seedlings in the new box.
Week 8 and Box Week 4
The Cilantro is doing well.
The tomato is growing exponentially that it has actually outgrown its cage.
The kale is continuing to grow even after a thorough harvest clipping. A few of the Broccoli stalks are ready for harvest. Thinning it out will make room for the others to thrive including the Swiss Chard.
The lettuce is just about ready for harvest.
The Box has a sprout of red cabbage, bok choy, carrot, and spinach.
I’m hoping the heat wave we’re having won’t burn my plants and seedlings. Patience is key!