So if you remember, I kinda gave a sneak-peak of the vegetable garden I had just planted about 3 weeks ago in my backyard. With a total of 4 plant beds and the freedom to plant whatever I wanted, I decided to saturate a full bed with beet seeds, and the other 3 with: lettuce, chard, kale, onions, and peas. I did a little bit of research beforehand and these came up as the best for transitioning into the fall/winter seasons. It also helps that my dad’s job revolves around landscaping so he gave me a few pointers.
SO, this here is the before pic…
…and 3 weeks later!
I water them every other day, sometimes Batman (our cat) will come down and help me, along with the 3 GIANT garden spiders I casually walk into on the daily… The peas and chard have been growing really quickly, a little faster than the others I think. One of the key things I did to help the plants adapt was really water the beds the day before I planted anything. That way I wasn’t just plopping these little babies into soil that would suck the life right out of them.
The only issues I’ve had are these little baby green caterpillars that are going after my kale like there’s no tomorrow. Shout out to mom for helping me pluck them off everyday, holla. I need to find an all natural repellant or something…don’t coffee grinds act as a repellent or something like that? Or maybe fertilizer?…idk idk I’ll do some more research and get back to ya.
OH, and yesterday I added more lettuce and kale AND I planted some cauliflower (oh helllz yes) and celery!! I’ll give you another update on those in a week or so.
Happy Friday, peeps!