March 2013 Week 3: Update

Spring is transitional time here in my garden, from harvesting/cleaning out over-wintered crops to sowing/transplanting new things. Beets, Chard, cabbage, broccoli are having to make way for greens, radishes, fenugreek, carrots and more beets. The whole circle begins again…


Weather is finicky, it was frosty and snowy couple days back and now back to upper 50s and sunshine for few days. This photo is how Seattle looks like – from top of Columbia tower 79 floors this past Sunday.


I didn’t get much time to sow as planned, just gathered few pots and cell flats to sow bunching onion and lettuce. It is kept indoors till it sprouts and needs thinning.

Not much to report from the garden, cabbage is going to seed soon so it needs to come out. Broccoli is too exhausted and probably done side-shooting.


I harvested cupful of broccoli shoots, I am thankful for the harvest so far. Broccoli will be out this week.


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Also cleaned up overwintered beets. I ended up with 1 bunch of beets and greens – added onion-tomatoes/garlic/garam masala to make fragrant colorful beets curry.

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I foresee lot of clean-up, sowing, transplanting happening next week. Traditionally Potatoes are planted on St Patrick’s Day. Keeping up with the tradition, I plan on planting Red potatoes that have sprouted next week (still 2 weeks late).

Here’s what sown this week:
Bunching Onion – Evergreen White bunching (Ed Hume Seeds)
Lettuce – Butter crunch (Livingston seeds)
What’s growing:
Broccoli (over wintered) , Chard (transplanted) , Sorrel (perennial) , cabbage (over wintered)
chives (perennial) ,Peas ,Garlic greens, bunching onion, lettuce
What’s harvested last week?
Broccoli side shoots – about a cupful
Beets and greens – 1 bunch – made into nice curry.


4 thoughts on “March 2013 Week 3: Update

    1. Thanks!! Love reading your blog and posts too. Looking fwd to warm weather and more of growing. 🙂

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