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Monday Garden Update

Gardening is a practice of trial and error and with only a few years experience under our belt there is still plenty to learn.  It was hard to admit we had failed but we gave up on the broccoli seedlings underneath the house.  We set mouse traps to kill those pesky broccoli eating varmints, but time was not on our side.  We needed the broccoli in the ground to get a good footing well before the humidity sets in.

We bought some  'Packman' broccoli and cauliflower starts from the local hardware store and planted them last week.  We'll have to use the row covers off and on the next month or so.  So far though, the weather has been mild enough we haven't needed to put row covers on them yet!   

I'd much rather have had these plants come from our own starts, but hey...  there's always next year.



Comments

Jessica said…
Garden is looking good so far even though you had to get buy the broccoli and cauliflower starts.

Jessica
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Aliceson said…
Darn mice! Your store bought plants look healthy though. Last time I bought broccoli starts they were all twisted and wilty lookin'.

I'm still working on my garden post for today. :/ Today is the first day of Spring Break and the girls have a friend over to spend the night. Oh boy!
sheila said…
Lookin good! I can't believe everyone's starting already, then again, I guess it IS almost April! lol. I'm getting starter plants this year. After last years debacle with all those damned birds eating my starter plants, ughhhh! lol I hope to join in this again this year. But not for a bit!

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