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Gardening – Bolted

lettuceWell, the lettuce has bolted.  I knew when the temps hit 90 the other day that it was going to happen.  I shouldn’t complain.  With the cooler weather we’ve had, this is the best lettuce season I’ve ever had.   Last week the cabbage bolted, so I had to pick it–one giant head of Chinese cabbage.  The starter cost me 3 dollars–but I’ve picked the outer leaves three times already, so I can’t complain.  I’ll chop the cabbage and mix it with sausage and make meat buns.  Those store in the freezer for those days when I don’t want to cook.  As for the lettuce, I guess we’ll be eating a lot of salad this week.  I have about 4 heads out there…no make that five.   By the end of the week I’ll look like a rabbit!

As for Junior and his door training–sigh. The little kit isn’t so thrilled with this door thing.  He is going through faster, but he still waits for us to hold it open, at least partway!  When it is propped open with a close -pin, he hops in and out at will.  When it is closed, he acts like it is an imovable object.  But we’re working on it.  A few more days and I think he’ll have it.  No, really, I think he will!

Posted: April 12, 2009
Filed in Lettuce

Sprouts

The beets are up and possibly turnips. I don’t know what turnip sprouts look like so I’m not sure. Could be weeds, too early to tell. The lettuce is coming along–we’re up to third leaf on a lot of the sprouts. The poor snap peas. Only about half of them look good, so I planted some directly outside even though it’s a little early. I used a different packet. I’m just not sure the first two tries had what it takes. We’ll see how it goes. The one that I did plant outside at the same time as the pots is doing the best and it’s half in the shade!

No flowers from this year’s seeds are up. The bluebonnets are starting to appear (the plants, not the actual flowers.) If we get rain a couple more times, it will be a beautiful spring. I need to have husband mow because if the California poppy seeds sprout, I’m not going to want him mowing back there. Won’t he be surprised. 🙂

The onions are coming along. They are starting to look more like onions and a few of the green onions that I planted two weeks ago are up. I transplanted them (no matter how well I spread them, they all float to a single spot and come up there.)

Keeping fingers crossed and everything well-watered!!!

Posted: February 1, 2012
Filed in Gardening, Lettuce