Garden Update for September 12, 2010

12 Sep

The garden was in stand-up condition when I visited today. Nearly all the seeds that we planted this past week have sprouted and seem happy enough, particularly those in the southernmost portion of the bed, which seem a little larger and heartier than those in the sunnier, more northern portion.

The plants from the initial planting look to have grown since my last time at the garden, especially the Shishito and bok choi. The tomato plant has grown to an invasive extent; some of its vines had overtaken a bok choi plant, so I moved them away from any of our sprouts.

As to watering: The hose’s spigot still leaks high pressure water when turned on. I used the “spray” setting to approximate a shower on the plants, spending roughly twenty seconds on each plant or square section of plant. While allowing time for the soil to absorb that water, I watered the compost heap, which still looks like a pile of rotting stuff. I finished by repeating the showering circuit on the plants, making sure that the soil was well wet up to around my first knuckle. Some rotting stuffSome sprizzoutsThat soil is MOIST

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One Response to “Garden Update for September 12, 2010”

  1. edibleeducation September 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Thanks–I’m told a long row-to-how of bureaucracy awaits fulfilling the faucet order. There is apparently only 1 approved vendor for such things, Home Depot. I think Thurs I will take a photo & go to the hardware store & see if they can ID it, and try to replace it. As long as it is a standard fixture, it looks pretty simple, a wrench and screws type thing.

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