Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Tomato Plants

I thinned out my seeds yesterday. Each pot had about three tomato plants each. You cut away the weakest and keep the strongest one. I'm so proud of my seeds. I totally failed at this last year. Soon I will transplant them into another jiffy pot with regular soil. (regular soil mix which is Equal parts of compost/peat moss/and Vermeculite or Perlite.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Above: lettuce plant mix up on the deck close to the kitchen, bought these at the local nursery today. I also put a few lettuce plants in the garden.

Above: Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

Above: Red cabbage. I didn't do well fighting the bugs with my cabbage plants last year, but I have a secret weapon for this year...organic, yes. Will show you when done.

Below: The whole garden. I know, doesn't look too pretty, but winter just finished. Grass is still in winter mode.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 9th 2010

March 9th.

Had fun planting seeds directly in the boxes this morning. Early spring plants. Regular Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Onions, Several types of lettuce, Turnips, Carrots, and Swiss Chard.

Next planting will be about March 15th when I try Beets from seed. My beets didn't work out last year. After that next planting will be about April 1st. I will also be picking up some lettuce already started from the local nursery and maybe broccoli. fun fun!

If you do a search for your area, "planting dates (and the area you live)" then you can get some good ideas when to plant in your area for seed and for the transplants that you started indoors.

Monday, March 8, 2010

More March 8th photos, work I did today.

Above: Worked in the garden today. All ready now. This year going to add some stepping stones and a couple wind chimes.

Above: many Cilantro plants made it through the winter in the garden boxes, decided to put one in this pot.

Above: Chives popping up

Above: Looks so fresh, love that!

Pots and Seeds, March 8th 2010

Above photo: I did these on Saturday. Now sitting on top of the frig. No sprouts yet. Packages said will be 3-10 days. After they sprout I'll put them by the window. 12 Tomoto plants, lettuce, parsley, jalapeno, basil, oregano, and some spreading petunias. I didn't do well with the stupid little peat pods last year. Using these larger jiffy pots this year. -hoping I do better this year growing my own and buy less.

above: Mesclun mix lettuce. Ye-Um!

Above photo: I broke a pot over the winter, thought I'd do this. Not sure what I'll add to it yet.

Above: All new soil in pots. Ready to go. Going to do some patio tomato plants in two of them.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1st

It's March 1st 2010 and I'm thinking about starting my second year of gardening. The first thing I'm going to plant this year will be lettuce seeds in a planter box and place next to the window. I may do this tomorrow if I have time, but by the end of the week for sure. Will take pics :)