The end of May and first half of June, 2011 brought lots of growth and the first harvests from our starter garden! Our adventures in gardening continue, don’t forget to check out all the pictures in my flickr gallery, link on the right! Advertisements Continue reading Adventures in gardening (2011), week six through eight
So, no pictures for week four, that was just watering and picking out leaves and debris and waiting. I will try not to miss another week! 5/20/11 Progress reports mostly for today, but Adam did get some really pretty Straw Flowers. We moved some seeds outside in their starter containers, getting them accustom to the outside world. Can’t grow in the guest room forever. The … Continue reading Week Five!
5/5/11 A week later, and we can see life and growth in several areas. The transplanted pea plants kept getting dug up, so we started some seeds. We saw some staring life with those this week. and growth from last week, especially in the beets! Kale is coming in, it looks like shamrocks. That night Adam went off to play D&D but we heard a … Continue reading Week Three
4/29/11 and 4/30/11 So after Adam planted trellises and seeds we watered and spied on it for about a week before we started seeing signs of life. These included beets, yellow chard and spinach (which at this point loooked like grass). We also decided to put in a starter tomato plant because we did not have as great a success with those seeds as we … Continue reading Starting week two
4/10/11 The next step was construction. As I said, Adam was reading The All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. Mel used to have a gardening show on PBS. Although Adam did not want to build the raised beds that come along with it. I was sort of annoying about it because the little bit of the book I did read extolled the virtues … Continue reading Building the garden
One of the newest adventures my husband and I have started is gardening. We moved to a new apartment last Fall and there is a little garden plot in the back yard. Ever since we toured the place we have been dreaming about using that garden. Adam did some online reading and soon came to Mel Bartholomew and his square foot gardening ideas. Although you … Continue reading The gardening adventure begins