While it has been rainy the last two days, the beginning of the week was nice and sunny... chilly, but sunny. So, I took advantage of the sun and worked more on my garden. Last week, I extended the width of the garden to make sure we had enough room for everything I'm hoping to plant.
Before I made the garden larger... (about 4ft by 12ft)
After - now about 6x12.
This week, I added in a minuscule amount of compost, and 3 bags of manure.
Once the manure and compost were mixed in, the plot was still rather lumpy...
As I intended to plant some spinach and lettuce, I figured I needed to level it out a bit, so I walked back and forth on it, trying to even the soil out a bit. Though a very basic system, it worked rather well.
I used an old paint stick to make two rows for my greens. Spinach is on the front (right) row. Mesclun salad mix and Simpson lettuce are in the 2nd.
With all the rain we've been getting, I expect I'll see early growth as early as next week. Harvest time is supposed to be 45-60 days from planting. :)
My "greenhouses" are coming along beautifully, too.
Some of the lettuces started poking through on Tuesday evening - only 3 days after I planted them. Here they are, 5 days since planting.
In particular, I'm very happy about the tomatoes that seem to be growing. I've never started tomatoes from seed before, but they seem to be doing what they're supposed to. If you look carefully, the little white specks in the photo are the beginnings of tomato plants.
Finally, just a pic of the entire tray. Left to right - rosemary/dill, cilantro, sweet basil, large leaf basil, big boy tomatoes, roma tomatoes, sweet tomatoes, green onions, spinach, mesclun, black seeded simpson and simpson.