I managed to get four 4 X 4 boxes set up and planted. I was able to increase salad plants by starting mixed lettuces when I was in North Carolina in October. The weather was cool. I set the seed starter flat outdoors. Brought it inside when frost was predicted and put it back out once the sun was hitting my yard. I also started some lettuce seeds in a $1.00 plastic containers from the dollar tree. I put rocks in the bottom, then organic planting mix. I did the same procedure with this container. I took them all home to Florida. They were ready to transplant into my square foot garden beds. I had extra transplants and put them in other $1 containers. I have been harvesting 4 cups of salad greens every day for the last 2 weeks.
So I'm leaving for NC Tuesday for the holidays. I'm taking the $1 containers with me.
My fiber intake is running 30 - 50 g daily. It's always less on a day I go out to eat with the family.
I've only had to winterize 2 nights so far and I draped plastic sheeting over all the first night. The second night was expected to be below 32 all night, so I covered 2 boxes with tender plants with canvas drop clots over the plastic.
The only plant that wasn't happy was the cucumber, but it produced 4 nice cucumbers and is still alive, putting out blossoms. 2 tomato plants were on the outside where the cucumbers were and they are still going strong.
Not sure what to expect while I'm gone since Mom will be coming to NC, too.
My "helper" neighbor across the street will be going away, too. We'll see.
My favorite plants in my garden: 6 foot tall sugar snap peas that keep producing, and red salad bowl. Absolutely beautiful plant and leaves. And both are delicious in a raw salad.
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