This year I went a little crazy on seed orders. Now that I’ve started to plant my carefully cared for seedlings in my garden space, I’m realizing I might not actually have space for them all! As always, my garden is an experiment. I have a lot of new plants this year and I suspect some will do better than others. After the season I’ll pair down more for next year. This has also been a good experiment for my space limitations, and to determine if my amazing husband should build me another planter box. :)
For now, I’ve planted all my tomato’s, tomatillos (SUPER excited for those), eggplant and half of my pepper variety into the garden. I’m still waiting on one more seed packet for a co-worker of mine who makes amazing jerky and I thought I would try growing a hot habanero to donate for future jerky. Given how hot it get’s here in the summer, I don’t think I’ll have a problem raising one pepper a little late.
In addition, I planted three varieties of mint that I’m really hoping will sprout. Two of them I would like to plant in my pollinator sections of the garden (after I make sure they won’t run rampant of course) and the other mint is a regular spearmint kind to keep in a pot. I’m also trying again to sprout thyme for my potted herb garden. For some reason, thyme seems to be a little stubborn for me.
We’ve moved into spring/summer here in Los Angeles. Some days are moderate, while others are getting quite hot. Since I don’t have the luxury of hardening off my seedlings before planting (I know, I know) I’ve made sure to put down our protective sun cover that will hopefully shield them.
While I wait for my spring seedlings to grow and flower, I harvested a bunch of peas today and a few small carrots.