|Red Flame Grapes|
One of the raised beds was prepared for some winter vegetables. Nothing was planted in rows. I can't get down there to sow a Jeffersonian garden. Seeds were scattered for a "natural" look. On the east side of the bed, lettuce varieties were sown.
Outrageous (left) may be the reddest lettuce variety known! It can be harvested as a leaf lettuce or allowed to grow until the loose, Romaine-type heads develop. The catalogue uses the name Outredeous but the seed package is Outrageous. Little Gem (right) germinates in 50 days. It is a very small, green, romaine-type. One of the very best-tasting lettuces. A superb heat-tolerant variety.
The west side of the bed was planted with bunching onions. These should grow well with the existing garlic chives. No drip lines were laid out. The seeds will get moistened by hand until they are established. Hopefully, the rain will come (it did yesterday!).
All the espalier fruit trees have been pruned and will not be pruned until just before blossom and only if needed. My hope is that the Warren Pear will bloom - finally.