Friday, September 16, 2022

Fenton Friday: Cool Season Seedlings

Chard  'Pot of Gold' seedlings.

This week all the seedlings we planted last week are up including the Chard, Kale, and 'Round Black Spanish' Radish. That was fast!!! It is always nice when things germinate quickly and you are not left hanging in limbo wondering whether you should wait or reseed with something else. We should be able to start thinning them out this next week.

We planted two additional cool season crops from seed this week -- 'Bauer' Lettuce and 'Snak Hero' Snap Pea -- both are AAS 2022 winners. I'm planting them a few weeks late; we're taking the chance that we will not get a hard frost until December or later.

We picked a bunch of the Cucamelons (Melothria scabra) another few handfuls of cherry tomatoes, okra, and peppers. 

I ripped out the two heirloom tomato vines as they were looking very sad and unproductive, but left the hybrid cherry tomatoes on for a bit longer.

The pumpkin vine has one very nice fruit forming on it and turning a light orange. No creatures better touch t!

The Zinnias are still flowering prolifically and finally the other cut flowers (Tithonia, Celosia, and Marigolds) have caught up almost surpassed them. They are making very nice late-summer bouquets.

About Fenton Friday: Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house in zone 7 Mid-Atlantic MD/DC border. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 11th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) See past posts about our edible garden by putting "Fenton" into the Search box above.

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