Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Garden Bomb

Sometimes you succeed and sometimes you don't.  That's just the way it is with gardening and you might as well be prepared for it.

This 4' x 8' bed is at the back patio and is full of dirt, compost, and some decaying leaves and chips.  I decided that I would broadcast lettuce and carrot seed to try and get a good harvest before winter.  So, I broadcast the seed and watered and watered and watered.  It's been hot so the babying was a necessity. Soon the seeds germinated and were "thick as hair on a dog's back."  I was pleased, so I continued to water them.  Eventually they grew to about 2" tall and I noticed they were fuzzy.  They were TOMATO SEEDLINGS! Argh!  We had tomato plants scramble across this bed for two years in a row.

I got rid of the seedlings with a hoe and planted some fall starts purchased locally.  Here we have green and purple cabbage, kale, and bunching onions.  You just have to roll with it.


  1. I find that compost is a great way to get volunteers all over the garden!