I think my dates are a bit off, but based on my written journal, today is THE second week since planting. I have tons of pictures, but instead of putting them in the post, I’ll just link them. Or, you can click the photostream in the sidebar.
Corn 1: This is the three rows we planted two or so weeks earlier than the rest. Right out of the shoot, they did good – until we planted the second batch and we saw the difference. On these three rows, I pinch-planted… meaning, I deliberately set two kernals every 12″.
Corn 2: These rows really took off, and I think its due to two reasons: one, I “shook” seeds in the row, kind of on the heavy side, and secondly, this area gets a bit more sunshine.
Cucumber 1 and Cucumber Closeup: 12 mounds, only 9 took. No clue why, but I can only wonder if the birds indulged? I replanted today.
Squash and Squash Closeup: The buggers shifted, or moved, or something. I don’t know what happened, but they aren’t where we put them! We have six plants out of I believe 8. Won’t replant because of time constraints.
Cantelope & Cantelope Closeup: 6 hills, 4 took. I am considering maybe using some of the extras from thinning and putting them in an empty hill. Otherwise, we are going with what we got.
Watermelon & Watermelon Closeup: Again, 4 of 6 popped. I replanted 2. These and pumpkins are going to be interesting to see if we pull it off.
Radishes & Radishes Closeup: They are radishes. So easy a caveman could do it. I thinned through today.
Pumpkins & Pumpkins Closeup: Doing pretty good and growing fast! I only thinned the furthest mound. The other two have two plants a piece.
Beets and Beets Closup: Doing really good – I understand no thinning should be done, so we are leaving them be!
Onions : Thinned these and what a wonderful smell from the thinnings!
Carrots & Carrots Closeup: Hmm – again an example of pinch and plant. I think the shake a bunch in the row option yields better results. If these don’t push hard the next couple of days, I may just replant.
Lettuce: Had to replant both rows – nothing came up, no clue why.
Beans, Beans, Beans, Beans and Peas: One thing I have done wrong, is we allowed too much space inbetween wide rows. In a few cases, we could easily get more in, which is exactly what we are going to do. Results are spotty as you can see from the photos – is it the moles disrupting the seeds? No idea.
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