I spent yesterday morning planting a lot more seeds for lettuce and spinach. I’ve lost a couple of bean plants and possibly one of the squash. If I had thought ahead and planted more seeds in container, I could transplant them. But I didn’t think ahead and it’s probably too late to do so now. I’ll just have to hope the other plants make it. In the meantime, I’m not going to be put in the same situation with the spinach and lettuce. I’m also doing succession planting on these two veggies, which will require me to continue sowing seeds every three weeks through the fall.
Michelle and I went to HEB yesterday and noticed a “Fall Extravaganza” sale going on in their garden center. We wandered through and didn’t find much of anything, but we did pick up some flowers and I replanted them in the new planter I threw together. We bought a lobelia plant, an aster and a snapdragon. I think the colors go together well. We also picked up a couple of sweet alyssum.
I planted four parsley plants at the top of the lettuce bed. I didn’t have any more room in the herb garden thanks to the basil, sage and oregano. I didn’t think about it at the time, but the wire I used to divide the planting sections is starting to rust due to all of the rain. I replaced it with some stainless steel wire. Since the herb garden has become a little overgrown, I trimmed down the basil today. I noticed that it hadn’t produced as much this past two weeks, and also notice a number of leaves had been wholly consumed by voracious worms, one of which curled up for a little snooze in its own cocoon.
And about 100 carrots sprouts have come up this morning due to the rain. A torrential downpour left some standing water in one end of the box, so we’ll see if some of those sprouts get washed away. I’ll let them grow awhile and then thin them out to about one every 2″. Also, the pepper plant has fully rebounded and has a handful of nice peppers growing already and TONS of flowers.