Today is the day to thin the root vegetable seedlings. They are growing robustly so I want to make sure the strongest seedling will grow unimpeded by competition. Since I planted two seeds in each hole, it is time to remove the plants sprouted from the extra seeds I planted as insurance. Instead of pulling out the extra seedling, I cut it off near ground level. This way, I’m not disturbing the remaining plant’s roots. I feel this is especially important with root crops. So, off with their heads . . .

The leafy greens are growing well from transplants. The onions aren’t doing much yet so I have my fingers crossed. I see some minor snail damage so I will go out early tomorrow morning to find them and send them off to greener pastures in my green bin.

The weather is perfect — moist and cool at night and a nice amount of sunny days. Isn’t it great to live here? We really can grow and harvest from our gardens year round!