Ready, Set, Plant!

It was a busy morning out in the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden!

We started by pulling some weeds and then incorporating compost into two of the beds where we would be seeding.

A MG digs compost into the wheelchair accessible garden.

A MG digs compost into the wheelchair accessible garden.

Then, some very dedicated Extension Master Gardeners laboriously planted the tiny seeds so as not to waste too many.

Lettuce Seeds

Lettuce Seeds

Planting Swiss chard, beets, and carrots in the Family of 4 Garden.

Planting Swiss chard, beets, and carrots in the Family of 4 Garden.

We planted ‘Sparkler’ and ‘Easter Egg’ Radishes, Encore Lettuce Mix, Elegance Greens Mix, and ‘Majesty’ Lettuce in the Salad Garden.

In the Family of 4 Garden, we planted ‘Bright Lights’ Swiss Chard, ‘Touchstone Gold’ Beets, ‘Chioggia’ Beets, and ‘Round Romeo’ Carrots. We also planted ‘Bright & Spicy’ Salad mix, ‘Mottistone’ Lettuce, ‘Berenice’ Lettuce, and Sweet Reds & Greens Lettuce Mix. We planted two ‘Cheddar’ Cauliflower plants to replace some of the Brussels Sprout plants.

We also seeded ‘Safir’ Cutting Celery in the tomato block. We maybe should have started it inside and then transplanted it outside…we’ll see how it does. At this point, the only thing yet to be planted in the Family of 4 garden are the tomatoes, basil, fennel, and cilantro. Those should all get planted about 3 weeks from now.

Then, after the lettuces and radishes are done in May, we’ll plant the squash in that space.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on April 14, 2009, in Family of 4 Garden and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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