|March 2, 2012. Stevia, along with various brassicas. Look how tiny the stevia is.|
Meanwhile, I checked out greens that had overwintered in the garden - they were looking pretty good! The kales, collards and mustards were getting bigger and bigger - time to thin!
|March 17 - thinning (a little late)|
|Greens - Feb. 17, 2012|
|Greens - March 10 , 2012|
Of course, between all the travel, I neglected to thin them until last weekend. Oops - think those spindly ones left will survive without the support of all of their siblings? Well, at least we had some delicious micro-greens! The rest of the over-wintered greens looked pretty good! Some Swiss chard was left in the front bed, and in the back bed, I had sowed some mezclun greens - all that had survived was radicchio.
|Swiss chard from last year - 3/17/2012|
|Radicchio from last year - 3/17/2012|
Meanwhile, during the St. Paddy's day weekend, it was time to transplant the brassicas out into the garden plots. I was actually able to find space for EVERYTHING I had started.
And finally, the wondrous STEVIA!!! It has really started to take off - I'll be transplanting it this week to larger containers. I had a little scare when I cam back from travel - the jiffy pots had dried out and my poor stevia plants looked very withered. Thankfully, it wasn't too late and they were saved by the copious addition of some H2O. The one on the right still looks a little parched, but I think it will bounce back.
|March 20, 2012 - the Stevia is growing!|