On Saturday the Hubster and I spent the afternoon and a few hours in the evening beginning to plant our garden.
I didn't take any pictures for you guys because it's just bare soil with some seeds at this point in time.
We managed to plant the following items in our raised beds:
Red Acre Cabbage
Golden Acre Cabbage
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
Parris Island Cos Lettuce
And these we planted in our plastic tote box "greenhouses":
Rosso Sicilian Tomatoes
Di Ciccio Broccoli
This part is an experiment for us. If it works, it's sheer genius because we don't have to use grow lights and can start our own transplants outdoors. If not, we'll end up buying some transplants from the greenhouse this year. I just didn't feel like setting up the grow lights and clearing space in our basement. Besides, even with the grow lights our transplants started indoors are always spindly and have weak stems. Clearly we do something wrong.
Items we have planned, but not yet in the ground:
Sweet Curly Parsley
Oregon Sugar Pod Peas
Evergreen Bunching Onions
Early Wonder Tall Beets
Purple Top White Turnips
Bulbing Trieste Fennel
Bleu of Solaize Leeks
Double Yield Cucumbers
Black Beauty Zucchini
Table Queen Acorn Squash
Perennials we already have planted from previous years:
Another new thing for us to try this year is keeping an online gardening journal. In years past I just posted here in the blog or wrote things in a notebook. This year I'm trying out Smart Gardener in addition to keeping my notebook. You can see my garden plan here and my journal here.
here's a screen shot of part of our Smart Garden garden plan
Do you keep a gardening journal? Is it paper or electronic?
- A 40 something mama meandering through life with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy), an 8 year old girl (big girl) who is a ball of lightening, and a 4 year old girl (baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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