2008 Garden, Fourth Week of April
So I’ve been busy today! I’ve been planting and planting! The squares in white have been planted. I did minimal switching around from my original plan–a few squares were empty, and I decided to fill them with potatoes and onions.
- Seed potatoes (5 lb bag) $5.50
- Onion sets (80) $1.50
- Fertilizer for indoor plants $5.00
- Lettuce (transplants and seeds)
- Onions (from sets)
Hardening to go outside:
I followed Mel’s suggestion for potatoes, and removed almost all the mix in 5 squares, then just barely covered the seed potatoes with dirt. As the plant shoots through the dirt, I’ll cover it up. Once the dirt is level with the rest of the garden, I’ll let the plant grow. In retrospect, I maybe should have planted all the potatoes together–thus all the digging would be in one garden instead of three.
Onion seeds are not worth doing. Sets are so much easier and not more expensive than the seeds.