March Garden Update

by Stephanie Suesan Smith on April 2, 2012

My garden is all planted.  Some of the things I planted in late February (I got started three weeks late) are growing quite a bit.  Others are just beginning, such as the watermelon and canteloupe.

garden in march

I planted all heirloom varieties in my garden this year.  I planted:

  • Rainbow Radishes Easter Egg II
  • Gourmet Beets Golden
  • Baby Leaf Lettuce Heirloom Cutting Mix
  • Heirloom Italian Oregano
  • Wasabi Arugula
  • Mini Snack/Salad peppers Baby Belle
  • Italian pesto basil
  • Garic Chives
  • Italian Aromatic Sage
  • Three flavor meolons Galia, Earlidew, and Solid Gold
  • French Thyme
  • Heirloom Pole Beans Rattlesnake and Purple Pole
  • Icebox Watermelons Rainbow Sherbet
  • Butterhead Lettuce Rhapsody

These were all from Renee’s Garden.  So far, everything but the Wasabi Arugula has come up.  The arugula came up briefly but then went away before it really got started.  I am not sure why yet.

I also planted some seeds from Seed Saver’s Exchange:

  • Cincinnati Market Radish
  • Forellenschuss lettuce
  • Bronze Arrowhead Lettuce
  • Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce
  • Crisp Mint Lettuce
  • Red Velvet Lettuce
  • Susans’s red bib lettuce

The Amish deer tongue lettuce didn’t come up, but all the others are growing.  Soon I will have carpets of lettuce to trim for a salad.  I also planted onion springs from the feed store.  Can’t forget the onions, they always go in first.

What are you growing and how is it doing?

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Astro Gremlin May 16, 2012 at 1:45 am

Stephanie, have to admire your ambition and keeping those heirloom lines going! Sounds as though most of your lettuce varieties are doing well. My experience with lettuce here in California has shown that snails and slugs can wipe out seedlings without a trace. Forget the dumb beer in a can trick. Sluggo ™ is non-toxic to pets and takes out snails that typically are introduced, non native species. I started growing fruit trees — don’t have to plant every year, just prune. :)
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