It’s been twelve days since I finished grubbing up weeds from the garden bed and let loose with the vegetable seeds. Days later I started seeing tiny little seedlings….way, way more than I had sown. Today, most of the area I sowed looks like this:
Somewhere along here, running left to right, is a fairly straight line of beets. How the heck are you supposed to weed this mess?
I mean, can you even tell if there are any beet seedlings coming up at all?
How about now?
Yeah, I think I might wait a bit longer before trying to distinguish the invitees from the garden crashers. I don’t feel like lying on my stomach with a magnifying glass and tweezers.
Here’s what my carrots look like.
Hard to tell apart from the persistent grass shoots coming up from those ubiquitous runners. I’m not too worried about weeding right now, as I’m just relieved things are germinating.
It’s much easier to tell the ambitious little radishes from the weeds!
As a reward for sitting through all these ground-grubbing photos, here’s something pretty to look at!
…and these! We picked these up at Home Depot…because it was open on a Sunday morning, and I really, really needed to plant something! They’re called lithodora, and I’ve never heard of them and don’t know much about them beyond they’re a perennial ground cover for full sun…but sheeesh, can you blame me?
So far they seem very happy where I planted them, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that they’ll be coming back year after year.
I hope you have good things coming up in your days, too!