I’ve got a photo update on my Spring Heirloom garden. Unfortunately, not everything I planted in January sprouted (see Spring Heirloom Garden blog post) which may be due to a number of factors; maybe planting too early, missing some waterings, too much watering(?), who knows? Anyway, if you’ve read some of my other garden posts (see posts tagged ‘heirloom gardening’), you’ll know that my Russian Malakhitovaya Shkatulka Tomatoes, Black Spanish Radishes, and Patriot’s Carrots have all sprouted, and they seem to be doing quite well!
Heirloom Black Spanish Radishes
Heirloom Patriot's Carrots (sorry the ground is more in focus than the plants)
Heirloom Malakhitovaya Shkatulka Tomatoes
I know that my radishes and carrots need to be “thinned out,” but I just don’t have the heart to do it. I’m hoping once they get a little bigger I’ll be able to move them easily, instead of just pulling them out and tossing them.
In the next few days I’ll be planting some heirloom Royal Burgundy Beans and some heirloom Straight Eight Cucumbers (if I can find what I did with the seeds!) so check back!
Hey, everyone! Here are some photo updates on my sprouts. If you’re growing tomatoes, carrots, or radishes these photos can help you identify your sprouts (especially if, like me, you’re a little unorganized and some tiny weeds have invited themselves into your garden and you’re afraid you might confuse them with your sprouts and pull out the wrong seedlings!).
A small carrot sprout (Patriot's Carrots blend)
This is a small carrot sprout. When it’s a little bit younger than the one pictured here it will only have the two long, thin cotyledons (embryonic leaves that are not true leaves).
Tomato Sprout (Malakhitovaya Shkatulka Tomatoes)
This is one of my Malakhitovaya Shkatulka tomato sprouts. It’s a Russian green tomato whose name means malachite box!
Radish Sprouts (Black Spanish Radishes)
Here are two squished together Black Spanish radish sprouts. These are a week or two old, so I’ll include a picture of them from when they were a little younger.
Younger Radish Sprouts (Black Spanish Radishes)