Sunday, May 04, 2014

Feels good to be planting!

It is still too early to plant much - but after a full week of rain it was nice to be able to get out in the garden and plant something.  I only planted 3 things - but all 3 can take a little cold.  As you can see, I planted carrots (scarlet nantes) snow peas (mammoth melting sugar) and Beauty Heart Radishes. 

I can't wait for them to grow and to be able to eat them!  My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures. 

Have you planted anything yet?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you are planting.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Seedling check -in

 A look at the seedling a month after planting.  Most are up and doing great!  They might be small but they will catch up - they always do. 
 A closer look at one of the tomatoes. 
 None of the broccoli or hot peppers germinated.  When that happens, rather than replant in the dirt, I germinate them first and just plant germinated seed.  I cut paper towel circles to fit in a jar lid - any paper towel will do but I like absorbent ones so they don't dry out. 
I wet the bottom towels (usually 2 layers) and then spread the seeds on and cover with a single layer.  I keep them in the kitchen window where I can keep an eye on them instead of the basement. 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Something wanted in!

This is my newest compost bin - purchased late last fall right before the snow came.  It sure looks like something wanted in the bin this winter!  Wonder what kind of critter it was. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The 2014 growing season has begun!

There might still be snow outside but the kid and I were anxious to begin gardening.  He is so much more helpful now than he was when he was little.  His tags might be hard for some to decipher but I can read them so I'm not going to complain. 

Today we planted Roma tomatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Sweet Bell Peppers, Hot Pepper and Mini Sweet Bell Peppers.  Can't wait for them to sprout!