Mar 30, 2009

Making a plan

Well it's the first day of spring break so I figured it was time to sit down and take some time to make a plan for our 2009 garden extravaganza. Normal people would have done this at the time of ordering their seeds and maybe even during the cold days of winter. Nope not me, procrastination is my middle name. The singing Robins in the morning were my clue that I better get my garden plans in order.

Last year I made a diagram of our garden and kept notes of planting dates and tucked it away. This has turned out to be a big help for this years garden plans,crop rotation, and general planting dates. I will continue to keep a general diagram for future garden planning.

The end of March

Wow this month has been a tough one.... It seemed as though the snow was never going to stop coming. On the bright side the garden is just starting to emerge from it's winters rest and the Heirloom seeds we planted have been sprouting along quite nicely. The weather has been a mixed bag of tricks teasing and taunting us with glimpses of golden sunshine we haven't seen in months, only to vanish all to quickly behind the clouds again.

Whats sprouting indoors this month....

Oregon Spring Tomato(HL)
Whipper Snapper Cherry Tomato(HL)
Mt. Roma Paste Tomato(HL)
Hughs Yellow Tomato(HL)
Tommy Toe Cherry Tomato(HL)
Golden Acre Cabbage(HL)
Kan Tsai Chinese Celery(HL)
American Flag Leeks
Walla Walla Sweet Onions
Ethnic Sweet Antohi Romanian Peppers
Hybrid Carmen Sweet peppers
State Fair Mix Zinnias
Decicco Broccoli(HL)
Italian Mt. Basil(HL)
(*HL denotes Heirloom seeds)

*on Jen's 2009 wish list.... A Greenhouse!
We have seeds started in the kitchen window and in the livingroom and who knows where

Mar 29, 2009

Live Good

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
-Alfred Austin

Mar 14, 2009


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