Thursday, January 27, 2011

~ Spring...~

It looks like this outside...
And I am doing this... Organizing seeds and plotting gardens. I can not wait (but I have too) till it is warm enough to start planting. I will be starting lots seeds inside and the first one to start will be:
8 weeks before last spring frost
  • American Flag Leeks
  • Carantan Leeks
  • Giant Musselburg Leeks
  • Pepinos
  • Huckleberries
  • Thai Red Papaya
  • Pink Bananas
And, if you look closely at the second picture you will notice the squares instead of rows. I am going to plant in 2'x2' squares this year instead of rows. A 1'x4' row will yield 12 beets while a 2'x2' box will yield 36 plants because you can stagger them. If you have a small garden space this may be something to consider. We will also be doing raised beds with our 2'x2' boxes to make it easier for the kids to know exactly where they can step. It is our hope that gardening this way will cut down on the weeding we have to do as well.
Plants to start indoors 6 weeks before last spring frost:
  • Sunberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplants
I will post pictures and the varieties that I grow closer to the time I need to start them.

1 comment:

  1. oh i am so jealous!! we moved this past fall (and actually will be moving again within the month but this time, it's only across the street) so we don't have any a garden spot set up yet. we probably won't have a "real" garden until next year but we hope to do some container gardening as well as some things here and there. the seed catalogs have been coming in the mail and i'm so sad to not be planning, etc. it's one of my favorite parts and helps get through the long winter days.

    keep us posted on how you like the raised bed 2x2'. i definitely like raised beds and 2x2 seems like a good size. can't wait to see your pics!!