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Square Foot Garden Update

February 19, 2006

Replanted the Brussels Sprouts. They had gotten “leggy,” sort of tall, spindly, and then fell down. In surfing around to try and figure out what happened, it appears this comes from either not enough light or too much fertilizer. I’m thinking it was the fertilizer, so cleaned out the cups, replaced with about an 80/20 mixture of top soil and vermiculite, and replanted.

Also planted several lettuces (Grand Rapids, Black Seeded Simpson, Salad Bowl, Paris Island Cos (Romaine), and a Mesclun mixture), bell pepper, banana pepper, hot lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, and broccoli. Planted all in 80/20 mixture of top soil and vermiculite. Watered all for about five – six hours; I wanted to make sure enough seeped up to get the seeds good and wet. Sometime prior to their emerging, I’ve got to get some more lights to keep a light over each row of cups, and I won’t fertilize until the second leaves form – and then I’ll cut it in half.

All the planting was in the Meth Lab and not in the SFG proper. I planted:

  • Burpee 53967A, “Tasty Nuggets Hybrid,” purchased in 2006 direct from Burpee (Cup #1, 2, 3)
  • Wal-mart Gardens Brand Grand Rapids, Tipburn Resistant Lettuce, purchased from Wal-mart, spring 2005 (Cups #8-12)
  • Burpee Black-Seeded Simpson (Loosehead Type), purchased spring 2005 from Wal-mart (Cups #13-17)
  • Wal-mart Gardens Brand Salad Bowl Lettuce, purchased from Wal-mart, spring 2005 (Cups #18-22)
  • Wal-mart Gardens Brand Parris Island Cos (Romaine) Lettuce, purchased from Wal-mart, spring 2005 (Cups #23-27)
  • Burpee Mesclun Salad Mix, purchased spring 2005 from Wal-mart (Cups #28-39)
  • Walmart brand California Wonder 300 TMR Bell Pepper, purchased from Wal-mart, spring 2005 (Cups #40-42)
  • Burpee 65045A, Bananarama Hybrid Banana Pepper, purchased in 2006 direct from Burpee (Cups #43 & 44)
  • Burpee 54320A, Hot Lemon Pepper, purchased in 2006 direct from Burpee (Cup #45 & 46)
  • Walmart brand Long Thin Cayenne (Hot) Pepper, purchased from Wal-mart, spring 2005 (Cup #47)
  • Burpee Green Goliath Broccoli, purchased Feb, 2006 from Wal-mart (Cups #48 & 49)

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