By Big Dave from SLN
From the Garden Experiment Blog Series
Week 9 already! Time flies when you're having fun.
This week I have a new plant box with some mustard spinach sprouting in it. By staggering the starting of growing each box of lettuce or spinach, eventually there should be some ready to eat each week. The other recent spinach plants are also springing back from the brink of death, which makes me happy.
The lettuce from my original box is doing 50/50 good and bad. Lower plants are starting to look dead, likely from over-watering and lack of light. Higher-up plants are thriving though, and look excellent. To remedy this, I'm thinking about trimming some of the larger plants for lettuce today and making a small salad, along with some cilantro that's looking good and some onions that are overcrowded.
The vines from our mystery not-mint plant are really taking over that general area, and several other plants that we confirmed as cucumber are flowering; nearly time to get some cotton swabs and start pollinating them!
The main big radish box is doing very well, and I'm hoping within a few weeks to have radishes ready to pick. I'm considering adding more coffee grounds to those as well as the newer box, but without soil to mix it with it can cause funkiness that we don't necessarily want.
Last but not least, we have a few mystery plants in smaller containers that survived transplants or sprouted from seeds that we never thought would make it. Watch this space for info on those.