Except for a few packed snow piles here and there all the snow have disappeared and hopefully the garden will dry out soon.
Seedlings I started in January and February have outgrown their pots and needed to be transplanted or bumped up to larger pots.
Transplanted most of the lettuce seedlings into window boxes.
Decided to take a chance and placed the planted window boxes outdoor on the south side of the house. If no frost I should be harvesting my first salad in the not too distance future (salivating just thinking about it).
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Transplanted 5 of the Red Winter Kale into foam ice chest to see how they perform in container.
Oops, just noticed the kale in the center looks different.
Also placed the planted foam ice chest outdoor on the south side of the house.
Bumped the remainder up into 4″ pots.
These will be moved outdoors during the day and into the garage during the night until the night time temperature stabilize. If the seedlings in the ice chest fail for whatever reason I will have these as replacements and the extra will go into the garden.
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Also transplanted 5 of the Peppermint Swiss Chard into foam ice chest.
Because Swiss Chard is more sensitive to cold night time temperature, to prevent bolting I will move the planted ice chest outdoors during the day and into the garage during the night until night time temperature stays above freezing.
Bumped the extra lettuce and Swiss chard seedlings up into 4″ pots. These will go into the garden when the grounds dry out or replacement for window boxes or container if needed.
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Brought in, from the garage, the last of my overwintered celeriac and beets. Was going to roast the the celeriac and make soup with the beets, but got involved in projects so all are sitting in the fridge for the moment.
The largest of the celeriac, the one on the right, weighs 13 ounces. All are firm and, as you can see from the cress section, beautiful and solid inside.
The largest of the beet, the one that is starting to sprout, weighs 9½ ounces.
Click here to learn how I overwinter my root crops.
Hoping to have a bit of spring harvest to share next week.
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