In my March 5, 2012 Harvest Monday posting I talked about taking care of cutworms, not realizing there are many who have no idea what a cutworm is.
Here is a link to help: http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/cutworms.html
This year I am growing more varieties of vegetables but fewer plants of each due to limited garden space. I am also starting some of the seeds in paper cups. This enables me to write the date and name of each variety on the paper cup and hopefully help me keep better track of the seedlings (I am very good at getting the plastic labels mixed up).
Bumped up the mesclum, seeds were sown on February 10. Unfortunately there appear to be only 2 varieties of lettuce so I will be sowing some other varieties this week.
A friend gave me three (3) bunches of scallions. Put some into the freezer for later use and planted the ones with lots of roots. They are growing well and appear happy on my windowsill. Now when I need just a bit of scallion for garnish, I can snip a few blades, if I need a whole scallion I pull one out since they are planted pretty close together.
Started Chinese eggplants (Ping Tung) and leeks (blue solaise).
Also started angled luffa, white and green bittermelons, Brussels sprouts (Long Island improved), Shanghai bok choy and napa (spring green).
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