We're supposed to have a few dry days through the weekend. Today, without getting soaked, I was able to look at the beets and carrots I planted.
The geek word for today is "cotyledon." Cotyledon is the fancy botanical name for a sprouted seeds first leaves, usually two.
The carrots. Only the first leaves, no "real" carrot leaves.
The beets have all sprouted and are growing. Since each beet I planted contained more than one seed. I had to thin out the beets - remove the extra plants.
The beets after thinning.
I read that the seedlings are edible so I washed and towel dried the microgreens.
Note - the rootlets (?) are dying the towel pink like an itty-bitty little beet.
Also, the beets are starting to grow it's real leaves.
I popped one in my mouth and chewed. The first taste tasted like a radish. The next one I tried the root only. The taste was bland with a very faint hint of sweetness. Next, the leaves which tasted like raw spinach.
Adding to the garden. Other vegetables I'm adding to the garden.
Little miniature cabbages.
A fragrant herb
Planted and watered. We'll see if the seeds will sprout in about two weeks.
Not quite self-sufficient farming, yet. lol :-)