At this point, showing you pictures of the whole garden is becoming an exercise in how-much-the-same-can-it-all-look-from-week-to-week. The real change is happening on a small scale: Who’s dying by increments, what’s growing ever-so-slowly, will the seeds I planted come up?
I had my concerns about the mesclun mix and the rainbow chard, particularly after Commenter Claire gently pointed out that perhaps following the directions on the back of the seed packet (Plant at a depth of 1/4”) might have been more effective than just haphazardly digging a ditch of fairly unspecified depth.
I refused to give in to despair, by any means. They sell such lovely lettuce at the grocery store, after all, and it doesn’t usually go bad for a whole. Two. Days.
But this week, small lettuce leaves began to unfurl. There’s not a lot, but there are, perhaps, seven seedlings throughout the bed that have managed to come up. And a single swiss chard seedling. Maybe there’s hope for the lettuce yet…
In other quadrants, tomatoes continue growing and setting, and if we could just get some heat, we’ll have a bumper crop of peppers to contend with. They’re shaking their leaves at the black walnut tree across the yard. “You can’t keep us down, you juglone-laden freak,” they’re saying. “We’re back!”