March 24 2007
The spinach and lettuce have exploded! My office mates will be getting fresh greens Monday. I'm not sure Greg and I can eat all of this before it goes bad but maybe we can. I'll know for next time to seed in phases.
I picked up some herbs and okra plants at the local nursery. They only had one very sad looking cucumber plant left, that I passed on. I have 4 tomatoes in the upper left corner, 5 okra plants right center and decided to try and grow cucs from seeds. According to my gardening "bible" Dan Gill's Month-by-month Gardening In Louisiana it may be too early for okra but what the heck. I found a nifty black metal trellis for the cucumbers to climb. It's hard to see in the photos, but you can click on the photo below to see a bigger photo.
I finished off with wood edging and pine straw mulch. The wood beams used to make the plot are all falling apart. The edging helps keep the mulch and everything in. I'm thinking about replacing the wood beams with cinder blocks. Next year...
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