I am already able to harvest mesclun lettuce from the garden, along with spinach and arugula. I had started these by seed indoors in February and the warm indoor temperature allowed them to germinate rather quickly. I cut the outer, bigger leaves leaving the babies to grow a little bit to continue feeding us.
You’ll recall that I transplanted them in mid-march into the garden and then a couple of weeks later made a succession planting. Due to the much lower outdoor temperatures, those seed have germinated and are growing slowly.
I hope to continue succession planting on the greens each month or so so that I can have salad greens all the time.
Right now, what I am harvesting, I am mixing in with bagged baby spinach purhcased at the store, but there is enough to feed 2 people alone – but I’ve got 5 to feed, so I supplement it with the cheaper spinach.
Onion bulbs – have sprouted (both the green onions and the big onions). I’ve still got to transplant the walla walla starts I began in Feb. They are still growing in their cups indoors doing fine.
Bell Peppers – Still have those indoors and intend on planting them and putting the walls of water around them.
That will round out everything I’ve started indoors and then I will wait until about mid May to direct seed the beans, squashes, and whatever else I feel like.