Spring Harvest

The first crop of radishes took 6 weeks to be ready, a week longer than the seed packet said.  Early Scarlet Globe seeds were sown directly into the raised beds on April 3rd under a cold frame.  These did not have the heat of previous crops.   I don’t think I’ll use this kind again.… Continue reading Spring Harvest

Planting the Spring Salad

Notice the small flower buds near the lower stems

      Now is the time to plant lettuce, kale, and spinach for a late spring salad. I will be planting these in the sunniest of my raised beds. You can also put out some flowers tolerant of low temperatures down to 32 degrees. Seedlings can be planted now, but its suggested to install a… Continue reading Planting the Spring Salad

Seed Starting 2010

Colorado has a fairly short growing season, so many of the plants that would normally be started outdoors after danger of last spring frost I chose to start indoors. Getting the timing right is always a challenge. If you start too soon, plants will tend to be leggy and will have a hard time adjusting… Continue reading Seed Starting 2010