We had two deaths in the garden this week — two little lettuce plants. I’m probably more emotional about this than, like, a normal person. I mean I’m not having a memorial for them or anything, but it is sad. What’s totally weird is that the two remaining lettuce plants in the same container are seemingly flourishing. So I don’t know what happened there, except that maybe transplanting them was just too traumatic for them.
I have basically forgotten what vegetables are in which container at this point, so below the lettuce container might be carrots or radishes or spinach? Anyway they look really good.
In the picture below, the bean pants are growing quickly. I’m hoping they’ll just climb up the trellis, but I might have to give them some direction soon. Below the beans are either broccoli or cauliflower. They haven’t grown much since transplanting them, but at least their not dead.
The thyme in the blue pot are just starting to sprout.
Either carrots or radishes are growing in the green container at the top. They are a little flat-looking because I had just watered them. I think I will need to thin these out soon.
I don’t remember what’s in the middle container, but it hasn’t sprouted yet, obviously. I am 70 percent sure that’s spinach on the bottom and it’s looking really good. Perpendicular to those containers, the broccoli or cauliflower looks pretty healthy too.
Sometimes I feel like there’s not enough dirt in the containers, like the roots are growing upward out of the dirt a little bit. This might be normal gardening stuff. I’m still learning as I go, here. You can see the little white stems in the top container a bit.
The pots are doing alright. The chives still seem like they are struggling to survive. It’s interesting that the plants I started inside are doing so poorly as transplants. The parsley in the top pots (on the bottom step) are really doing well. They have come up so quickly in the past week. The strawberry bulb is still doing nothing in the front, orange pot, as well as whatever the heck I planted in the red pot.
It’s like a surprise garden.