Saturday, April 25, 2015

Slow Growing

Nearly a month after starting a bunch of seeds.... I have very little to show for it. The poor little things are trying, but even in the greenhouse it has just been really rather cold. 

South Carolina really spoiled me as far as gardening expectations go, because in the spring seeds grew in time-lapse fashion and we had lettuce and radishes and tomatoes and beans and all kinds of things, just in pots on the patio. Not so much out here. That's kale above, which is doing better than the rest. 

Some tomatoes have germinated but compared to the seedlings available in stores these guys have got a long way to go. 

I just added this little tuft of wheatgrass to my window box of lettuce seedlings. Amy actually grew this from one if those little coin-machine capsules "grow your own garden" things for 75 cents and it did quite well on the windowsill. 

In the big garden the peas are growing, very slowly.  I think they got scared when I optimistically put up all the trellising. 

And lastly the strawberries, which look exactly the same as when I planted them, a month ago. 

However the weeds underneath the weed-block fabric are trying like crazy to grow, and keep pushing up against the fabric, creating an odd, creature-under-the-blankets effect in this bed. 

The established plantings around the house are all doing very well though - fuschia, passion flowers, dinosaur plant, and plenty else I don't know the names of. And the grass, oh my, does the grass grow. So it's not all dreary, I just thought this supposed "mild climate" would mean more promising things for the early months of a garden. We shall see what the rest of spring brings! 

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