1.24.13 Garden Visit

Ellen Bastrmadjian

Today I visited the garden around noon to check on the plants and make note of their progress. Since it had been raining all morning all of the beds and potted plants along the perimeter were saturated with water, so I did not water them. I examined most of the plants and all seemed to be doing well. The seeds we planted just a week ago have mostly sprouted with the exception of the carrots. I noticed a few bugs crawling around as well as fallen leaves from the trees above – all good signs that we have/will have rich soil!

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Possibly a quinoa sprout

Radish and Buckwheat sprouts

Radish and Buckwheat sprouts

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I noticed that the lettuce plants were doing very well and had full leaves. Later, Professor McKnight told me that they are “bolting,” or going to seed, which means they should be harvested! So if you’re going to be in the garden tomorrow or in the next few days feel free to take some lettuce leaves.

I got a chance to really look around and found out we have lemon trees and blueberry bushes growing in pots – exciting! I also noticed plants growing in old drawers.

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Plants growing in dresser drawers

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Young Meyer lemon tree and blueberry bush

Being in the garden is giving me lots of inspiration for starting my own gardening projects. I’m learning that plants are really very versatile.

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