Veggie progress... a little advice?
So, my veggies are all in, and I'm having the time of my life with my garden. I'm in love with growing veggies already, it's everything I hoped it would be. :) I think I just need a little nudge in the right direction.
First for the good stuff, almost everything is coming up, some things faster than others. My peas are gaining probably a half-inch a day right now, they are amazing! Also, my cucumbers and squashes sprouted overnight, putting up a couple of huge leaves. My carrots and beets are all coming up quite nicely, it would seem.
Now for the plants that are (possibly) not performing quite as well as I had hoped.
The first of these is my lettuces. They went in about three weeks ago, and put up small leaves about a week later. Unfortunately, it seems to have stopped there. They all look quite healthy, but almost zero growth has happened in the past two weeks. A couple of them are trying to put out their "secondary leaves" (I don't know all the jargon yet.. hehe) in the past few days, but it all seems so slow. I was wondering what this might be a sign of. I suspect it may be due to the weather, as it started getting overcast right after they came up, and only the past few days has it really been getting sunny again. If anyone has any insight into this, please let me know!
Also, my potatoes are performing, and look healthy, except getting very slow progress. They've only been in for 9 days, so I try not to expect too much, but the shoots have only really gained about a half inch (if that) in that time. There is about a quarter inch of compost above the top of the shoot right now, and I've been watering them quite lightly. Any hints? :)
Finally, my broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages, as suspected... aren't moving too fast either, but that's not much of a surprise considering they really did go in a fair time later than they should have, so I'm only allowing them to grow to see what happens, but they all seem to have stopped growing around the same time as the lettuces.
I'll be putting my tomatoes in sometime over the next day or two. I got to talking with the awesome lady at the local greenhouse who tends to all the heirlooms which should be ready for transplant any day now. Can't wait for that.
OK, I'll stop my rambling. :) Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
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