Tag Archives: cilantro

Transplanting Okra

On Saturday (May 30th), I decided to transplant okra into garden bed number three a few hours after I finished transplanting the peppers, eggplant, and marigolds.  In the past two years, I’ve planted okra seeds directly into the garden rather … Continue reading

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Planting Chard, Lettuce, Beets, Carrots, Onions, Mitsuba, and Cilantro

On Saturday, I repaired the frame of the third garden bed.  On Sunday, I dug the bed and turned over the soil, which took a long time as I had to remove a lot of tree roots. Tonight, I finished preparing … Continue reading

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Cabbage Patch “Weeds” & Pollinators

We have been harvesting and eating cabbage for over a month.  We still have several cabbages growing in the first garden bed.  The cauliflower plants haven’t started making heads yet, but the kale is growing well.  We’ll eat kale in the fall; … Continue reading

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Transplanting Herbs & Planting Okra

The theme this year seems to be “better late than never.”  On Sunday (June 8th), I finally transplanted the herb seedlings that I started on April 12th.  I put them in three different places.  The basil I transplanted into garden … Continue reading

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Cabbage Greens & Roots Seedlings & Failures

Of the nine different kinds of seeds that I planted in garden bed number one on April 24th, three seem to be complete no-shows and a fourth is questionable.  While the other vegetables are growing in good numbers (see photos … Continue reading

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Herb Seedlings & Replanting

Checking on my herb seedlings that I planted two weeks ago, I see that basil (one peat pot on the top right and two on the bottom left) and cilantro (spindly seedlings in the two pots on the bottom right) germinated … Continue reading

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Seed Coats, Seed Leaves, True Leaves, & Mutant Kale

As I mentioned recently, the seed coat sometimes remains on a plant’s seed leaves  or cotyledons, trapping them so that the young plant can’t grow properly.  Soil or other material can similarly bind seedlings’ leaves. If the seed coat or other problem doesn’t drop off on its … Continue reading

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Planting Herbs & More Tomatoes

Today, I planted more seeds in pots so they can sprout and grow indoors before I transplant them into the garden.  I planted the six remaining tomato varieties in the same fairly large, plastic pots that I used last year:  agro, margherita, … Continue reading

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Fall Garden Update

Last night (September 29th), I watered garden bed number four, which was dry.  The other garden beds have a little moisture but will probably need water in a couple of days. At the end of July, I began planting more … Continue reading

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Cabbage, Radish & Lettuce

Although it has been cooler recently, the hot weather that we experienced earlier apparently prompted some of the cabbage family plants to produce flowers.  We first noticed this problem a few weeks ago.  Now, the pak choi cabbages have flower … Continue reading

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