Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Outside Chard is Sprouting! and A Peek at the Garden

I planted some Five Color Silverbeet Chard outside in the dryer corner of the garden last week.

Yesterday afternoon, I went out again to take a peek and behold--some of them are popping out of the ground!

So, they are coming up a week after planting, 3 days after the ones I planted inside came up

Waiting to see how they compare once I transplant the inside ones outside. I'm going to wait a few weeks at least--to give my hubby a chance to till the garden once or twice.

Can you see them? There are two little sprouts!

Here's a peek at the main garden and what I have to work with. We left most plants in the garden in the fall to decompose/reseed/do their thing.  Hubby is planning on tilling soon, I think, and will probably remove the corn stalks on the far end before he tills.  The Chard and a short row of peas the kids planted is on the near corner on the left.


Shelbybear said...

Hello, I read the article in the paper and was glad to find your blog. I live in town with a small yard so my gardening is very limited. I was wondering if you had ever done potatoes in a container? I've seen videos on youtube and I think I am going to give it a try this year. Just wondered if you had any experience with this. Robin

Tanya said...

One year we did potatoes in a wooden box. We did get some, but the box was too big/shallow to just dump out at the end of the season so it was a little difficult harvesting them. We also found that we didn't plant near the amount that we could have.
So, from our experience, I would say to plant a deep container that you can tip over easily come fall, and be generous in how many you plant. :)
For me, gardening isn't an exact science, and is pretty forgiving. It's a bit of a gamble each year as to what will grow great and what might do better next year, but that's part of the fun of it! I love trying new things and seeing how they work!
Give it a try and let me know how it goes! :)