Thursday, April 21, 2011

Planning The Garden Layout.

I had mentioned last year that there were a couple of things I was going to change in my planting design this year.

I decided that I wanted to sketch things out so that my time spent planting was a little more organized.

Here is what I'm thinking about doing!  If you are an experienced gardener and see any errors in my plans....please let me know!  All feedback  is welcomed!

I've got my vine plants like zucchini and cucumber placed against the outside wire fence so that they can climb....and I'm not going to overcrowd this year.

I did some minor rotating of the plants to make sure that there is a difference in the nutrients being leached from the soil (though I will admit that I didn't do enough research on this yet). There will definitely be trial and error on this, but I like that!

I'm growing Jalapeno's and Carrots, which I didn't do last year....and then I took eggplant off the garden plot.  I might try it in containers instead.  They didn't work out so well last year in the garden.

Happy Gardening!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lettuce Begin Again!

A little time. A little Sunshine. A couple of cooler weather crops. And we have begun.

Today I spent a good portion of my afternoon out in the garden space, readying it for the planting season.

I turned the soil with the hoe.  I pulled out the little patches of grass that seeded themselves in over the course of the winter. And then I decided it was time to put my lettuce and spinach seeds in the ground.  (I haven't purchased my kale yet or that would be seeded in as well.)

I'm going to head out later to get what I need to start my seedlings for the rest of the garden.  I'm a little later than I was last year, but I did have a couple of mishaps in round one that I'm going to avoid in round two!! 

I love growing season!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's time!

I've purchased my first seeds and pulled up all of last year's plants.

I even took a peek in my composter and I've got some pretty good compost as well. 

Yay for planting season!