Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fertilized Community Garden and planted seeds; citrus

I fertilized at the community garden with Dr. Earth's Veg fertilizer, but I ran out, so I spread it a little thin.

I also planted seeds for cucumber, zucchini, and beets.  Plus seeds from lettuce that I'd saved.  It is a bit late to be planting the lettuce and, technically, a little early for the cucs and zucchini, but I'm giving it a shot.  I've continued to harvest plenty of lettuce, kale and beets from the garden.  Plus, I pulled out some carrots this week that were incredibly sweet and crunchy, plus larger than last year's.  I think that might be due to some better soil amending this year, plus doing a little better at using all-purpose fertilizer.

I'm continuing the watch the citrus in back carefully.  The one further up the hill is still happily blooming and has a few new leaves.  The one down the hill still looks pretty sad, but has the tiniest signs of perking up: one blossom and a couple tiny leaves.  The leaves make me very happy!  The lower well seemed drier than the upper, so I adjusted the irrigation again.