Sprouting Lettuce

These were also planted on May 23rd and sprouted May 29th.  They will need to be thinned out in a few more days to keep them growing strong.  As you can tell, the wood chips have been pulled back to plant straight into the dirt.  The wood chips that we received were not composted so we could not plant straight into them.  Instead, the seeds were sown right into the dirt below and once they are a more mature and established plant, I will slowly back-fill them with the wood chips.  The benefit of the wood chips is to keep the soil soft and moist and add nutrients.

Sprouting Cucumber Plants

These were planted May 23rd and have sprouted!  =)  They are growing wonderfully.  I cannot wait to see how they turn out.  They will take about 80 days to mature.  I am curious though, with this “back to eden” garden method, if the plants will grow faster.  Stay tuned to see the finished product! =) More pics to come!