Despite your best intentions, sometimes the first plantings of spring don't turn out quite right.
So you experimented with a new veggie. The seed pack had a really beautiful illustration. It looked so delicious. You imagined plucking its goodness fresh from the garden, straight onto a candlelit dinner plate.
Six weeks later...you can't even remember its name.
Time to put that spring fling behind you and get back to basics.
Related Hometalk posts:
Fastest way to plant a raised garden bed: http://www.hometalk.com/1210210/fastest-way-to-plant-a-raised-garden-bed
How to turn your garden into edible art: http://www.hometalk.com/1085682/raised-garden-bed-organic-salad-table-2012
If at first you don't succeed...
Published May 3rd, 2013 2:53 PM
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Jane on May 11, 2013I have read, not done this, but some experienced gardeners have a meat thermometer for which they use to establish the TEMPERATURE of dirt. Place the thermometer in the dirt. If it reaches 60 it is okay to plant. If it were me I would check a couple of days to make sure. I have gardened for at least 60 years. My father took the produce from his garden, all 11 acres, to the Ypsilanti Farmers Market. I helped him until I left for college.