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Collards and Chard and Okra!

4 Apr

Oh my!

New seeds just went in the (indoor) ground again today. Meanwhile, the spinach seeds we planted a couple weeks ago have started sprouting their heads up above the ground, which is reassuring me about the ability of what seems like uber-crappy-clay-y soil to grow stuff. Either that or the green seedlings poking up are grass growing back where there used to be grass. Which I would be less thrilled about. I’m utterly convinced that there are a number of things that we’re doing the “hard way” because of some sort of ill-defined philosophical bent. In any case, here’s what went into the seed-starting medium downstairs today:

  • 8 x Hill Country Heirloom Red Okra @ ~3.5″ spacing
  • 8 x Variegated Collards @ ~1.5″ spacing
  • 30 x Rainbow (Five Color Silverbeet) Swiss Chard @ ~1″ spacing.

FYI – the tomatoes are rocking the seedlings this last week. Meanwhile, only one little basil has courageously poked her head above the ground. Hopefully her siblings will follow soon. The peppers and eggplant all seem to be rockin’ out with their socks off though.

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