There's nothing quite like peas. They are the heralds of spring! They grow before most of the other vegetables and the way the seem to stretch up toward the sky lift my heart. There are about seven plants in each pot and as usual, I'm afraid I over planted a bit. The peas in both pots seem to be doing great though. A few of them have grabbed hold of the tomato cage I stuck in their pot.
|Carrot with round cotyledon.|
|Carrot with elongated cotyledon.|
The agave that I repotted is not looking so good. It, and most of it's pups, have lost their happy green-blue color. Now it mostly matches the wall. In the research that I've done since the repoting, it looks like I shouldn't have watered them all after I was finished and I should have left them under the porch instead of against a sunny wall. Live and learn, I guess. I'm still hoping that it's succulent constitution will give it the strength to survive.
Lastly, two weeks ago I threw some seeds into the planter around the mailbox out front. I didn't record the varieties and threw away the seed packets so I don't know exactly what I put in there. I know there were some nasturtiums because, as I've said before, I'm curious how they do in our dry climate and I wish that everything I planted I could eat. There were also some snapdragons because their color matched the nasturtiums and I know my mother-in-law likes them. I also added in some sort of red lettuce for two reasons. First, I thought the colored foliage would look nice with the flowers and secondly, I really like mixing flowers and vegetables. The second reason goes against my mother-in-law's gardening ideas so I guess a minor act of rebellion is a third reason. We'll see if she notices. Yesterday, I noticed that something, one tiny little cotyledon, was poking out of the soil. It is, of course, way to small and immature to identify so we'll just have to wait to see what's coming up out there.
|What is it?|