Date: March 22, 2016
Temperature: High 65F, Low 31F
The temperature dipped down below freezing over the weekend, and I was worried about the garden, but as far as I can tell, growth slowed but did not stop entirely.
Now that we have some sprouts coming up in the garden, I noticed that I sowed some of them a little too close. To make sure they all have enough room, I decided to thin out some of my radishes.
Here you see on the left a clump of radish sprouts. They can do well close together, but they will get bigger if I give them each a couple of inches of space to grow. I didn’t have the heart to cut out the extras, and I had plenty of space, so I decided to pull out a few of them and replant them a bit farther away. Radishes have a taproot system that pulled out easily, and we will see how the transplanted plants (and the ones I disturbed in the process) fair over the next few weeks.
Here are a couple of our other plants this week:
What’s happening in your garden? Any exciting discoveries? Chime in below or email us at youtheducation @civicgardencenter.org