That work done, the rows were now ready to accept the highly-ready-to-leave-their-cells beet, chard, spinach, Asian Greens and lettuce seedlings. I decided to plant the beets along the rear of each of the long rows - alternating colors (red, white, gold). The back garden row was the target for the various Asian greens, Rainbow Chard, Red Russian Kale and Spinach - as well as a bit of overflow for the lettuce. We are now eating so many greens that I went a bit over the top, but we had the room and the plants, so why not? As for the wide row one back from the rear, in front of the single row of beets is lettuce - over 30 types, up to 6 plants of each - alternating green, red and speckled varieties. With the perfect current weather (a good amount of rain, cool nights - even a few cool days), all of this should adapt quickly and we will be severing our lettuce and green purchasing requirements at the market for a few months. And yes, the motion detector sprinklers were activated for the first time to deter Bambi from having a nice spring salad at our expense.
Below are the views of Thursday's accomplishments. The pics will get more interesting as the plants develop.
But I am around today if you want to set up a time to come get some plants....as well as on Sunday after 1 PM. There will be lots of availability to get plants here next week as well, but I will post that schedule on Sunday.
It's going to be a beautiful day - go out and dig and plant!