Garden Progress – A Lot Less Slowly and A Lot More Surely!

I apologize for the unintended hiatus this past week or so. There was just a lot going on. I am back at it now, I promise!

As I had hoped, my chives, oregano, buttercrunch lettuce and third set of onions have all finally made  their appearances, and all are doing pretty fantastic. Now I am just waiting on the parsley (we will get to this later). If the parsley hasn’t sprouted by this weekend it will be replanted, I didn’t check on the garden for most of this week as I was laid up with a pretty nasty summer cold, but I got out there on Thursday evening and was very pleasantly surprised to see all that had happened while I was too sick to tend to it all. It’s reassuring to know for sure that my seeds are okay and I am feeling much better about this growing season now.

Chives
Chives

 

Third Set of Green Onions
Third Set of Green Onions

 

Oregano
Oregano

 

Buttercrunch Lettuce
Buttercrunch Lettuce

Tomato will come soon, hopefully this weekend. We need to get some more soil as well as it would appear we used a wee bit more than expected. This means I actually had absolutely no concept of how much dirt I actually use in the garden! Once the tomato is in though, the garden for the 2013 season will be complete.

Parsley…as I mentioned it hasn’t sprouted yet. I previously posted about my sage having sprouted already. I honestly thing that my sage may actually be the parsley! It’s grown some and it is definitely not resembling the sage I had last year at all. It looks much more like parsley! I guess it is time to switch my labels and wait for my sage to sprout now. I do recall it taking quite a long time as well last year, and in that case it would make sense that I haven’t seen any seedlings yet.

Parsley? Or Sage?
Parsley? Or Sage?

With the greenery on the balcony comes some familiar issues – specifically, the squirrels have returned to terrorize us. They dug up the romaine lettuce already. Luckily I seem to have been able to save about four plants so we should still have a crop! Hopefully the squirrels don’t end up getting into anything else. I’m sure I will be testing out some possible solutions throughout the season to prevent this. I am so excited to watch things grow!

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