Thursday, April 23, 2009

judgement day

Well, we've got some seeds started and the garden brush from last season is burned.  

We planted our tomatoes, radishes, onions, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and peppers all indoors to get a jump on our short, northern growing season.  So far everything has sprouted except for the peppers.  Now I have to pull some of the little babies so that the strongest, best looking in each little square can have room to grow and thrive.  For me, this is an ugly necessity of gardening- weeding out the babies who just aren't good enough.   

As I understand it, the onions, started from seed, are on a two year rotation.  The first year they grow into a set (a little mini-bulb), then the next year they grow into a big, blooming onion.  So, we'll have to wait to see how delicious our Australian Browns are, and how well they keep through a winter.  

But, for now I must assassinate some of our babies for, as we've all heard, only the strong survive.  And, who am I to hinder that?

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