Transplanting plants into the Square Foot Gardens

Well the weather has warmed up enough that we could start moving some of the establishing plants into the square foot garden, so on Saturday we brought over some more plants and placed them into the garden so now my list of plants that are in the garden and have sprouted are:

  • Artichoke (1 plant)
  • Egyptian Onion (1 plant)
  • Corn (1 of 4 plants)
  • Sprint Bush Peas (12 of 16 plants)
  • Royal Burgundy Bush Beans (3 of 4 plants)
  • Evergreen White Bunching Onions (8 of 25 plants)
  • Pole Snap Peas (3 of 9 plants)
  • Lima Beans (8 of 16 plants)
  • Spinach (5 of 9 plants)
  • Butternut Squash (1 plant)
  • Pumpkin (1 plant)
  • Brussels Sprouts (1 plant)
  • Lettuce (4 of 4 plants)

Though I still am hardening these following plants and waiting for them to get their true leaves (the second set of leaves after a plant sprouts):

  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Red Cherry Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • California Bell Peppers
  • Celery

And it’s a good thing too because Kerstin was having trouble keeping our little Andrew out of the soil around the plants as she hauled those trays of starts out each day.  At one point we had 6 trays, including my father’s starts.  With all this planting and hardening, we are hoping the local rabbits, moles and slugs don’t catch on to what we are doing before we can finish the chicken wire cages to protect our young starts.  Fortunately for us, since spring came late this year, nearly every other plant in our yard has new and tender shoots, including the invasive salad weed otherwise know as the dreaded dandelion. This and the lack of other foliage around the raised beds has satisfied the local wildlife for now.

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