Seed starts and plants ready for transplant
My zucchini plant, a lot bigger than it was in the August 13 post
Folly's First Beet
I started the beet seed in a biodegradable pellet made from fiber, not peat, which is apparently the eco-friendly thing to do. According to the package the demand for peat is negatively affecting the peat bogs. I didn't even know that was a problem. You can read more at saveourpeatbogs.com. I guess we are supposed to be using coir instead, which is the outer husks of the coconut.
I am learning so much.
The, uh, greenhouse thing I ordered should arrive today so I'll be able to get a lot of those plants in the Mel's Mix. For fall I have seeds for carrots, beets, and kale and I am very excited--probably more than I should be about helping along a natural process.
Also it is probably too late in the season but I found this great post about growing zucchinis in containers, complete with info about hand-pollinating the flowers. I think I might give it a try.