Seeds sown in August are now ready to plant out into the garden.

Back in August I began to sow lettuce, Bok Choy, Kale, basil, tomato and eggplant seeds, as well as some flowers, Holly Hocks, Snap Dragons and Zinnias.  Most of the seeds are now established seedlings chattering in the greenhouse about their pending departure from the warmth and protection of the glass walls. Over the weekend I planted out two of the small garden beds closest to the fence with some of the ready to go seedlings. These beds have done well in summers past even though they get some shade due to the nature strip trees we planted. As the sun continues to rise higher and higher in the sky, so that its position will be almost directly above the garden beds, the seedlings will get more light and have a better chance to grow. The seedlings have been covered with bird netting to stop the birds from tossing and turning the soil with their beaks and in the process pulling out most of the young seedlings. The bird netting will also keep the possums away from my juicy lush leaves.

bok choy

Bok Choy.


Kale and basil.


Lettuce varieties.

tomato seedlings

Tomato seedlings.