Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Update on plants

If you remember, back in late September and early October I planted some seeds and transplanted others into pots:  romaine lettuce, sorrel, beets, onions, parsnips, carrots, and chile peppers. Here is the progress after 3 months of cold weather:

You can immediately see that, although, small, everything is alive and growing. The beet greens are 4-5 inches tall (no bulbs) and the lettuce is slowly bolting. The onions are about 8 inches and the sorrel (lower right) is doing fine

The peppers are still hanging on but are very thin.  All of the mature fruit was there in September.  The parsnips, lower left in green pot, are growing well (these are known for cold hardiness) but have no edible roots yet. The carrots germinated poorly and are growing extremely slowly.  I will continue to search for a variety that is suitable for cold climates.

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