All the seeds we planted last week are up and growing except the carrots and Swiss chard. Carrots can take several weeks to germinate, chard can take up to two weeks. It has been a rainy weekend so everything is very wet. Having a raised bed means we can tend the garden even if it is way too wet to walk on a traditional garden. We have not had many weed problems, but it is bare dirt at this point so the weeds are going to appear. I pulled about a half-dozen weed seedlings while I was looking at the sprouts. One of the nice things about this gardening method is that because we planted all the vegetables in exact locations in the squares we can easily identify any weeds. They are the plants coming up in the wrong place.
Here are some pictures:
Most, if not all the seeds germinated here. We will need to thin once the plants have their first true leaves
Mustard Greens and Turnips
I was kind of surprised these came up so fast. They are tiny seeds and the package said to plant at 1/2" depth. I have a tendency to go too deep when I make a hole with my finger in the dirt, so they were probably even deeper than that, but they came up fast.
The lettuce was barely up. The only way I can tell it was not a weed is that they were in the right places in the squares.