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It's Alive! It's Alive!

May 15, 2008 - 3:26 PM

It's growing!

It's starting to grow!

My hopes are not too high yet, but seeing the spring onions coming up strong and the lettuces making headways, I am getting a little excited. I need to spend a good 4 hours weeding, but other than that, all is doing well... well, as long as the ants don't destory everything. I need to research what possible injustices they can do and if I can do anything to prevent it. I am trying to spend as little as possible on the lot this year and use additives at a minimum, so we shall see.

(What are you looking at? From front to back, left to right: carrots, chives, lettuce (3 kinds) brussel sprouts, kohl rabi, onions (3 kinds), garlic, leeks, cabbage, broccoli, peas, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, basil, marigolds (5 planted all early I know, so we'll see, they are all in the first bed of straw you see.), more peas and onions, spinach, cauliflower, peppers, broccoli (3 all in the second bed of straw), purple cabbage, peas. We have yet to plant squash, zucchini, cucumbers & oregano, beans and edamame (in succession), corn, more tomatoes & basil, peppers, eggplants. We will plant one more succession of peas, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower and cabbage as all this cold weather they should still fair I hope!)

Response to It's Alive! It's Alive!

  • Amy K said on May 17, 2008 - 7:48 AM

    Wow, you are so ambitious with the gardening thing! I hope that it goes well! Good for you trying to limit the additivies. I am going to try more with organic fertilizer this year but pestisides. We already have a fence up because someone was eating my pea plants and they dug up a basil plant.

  • Dana said on May 17, 2008 - 10:29 AM

    I don't know about ambitious... this morning I was thinking crazy. I have noticed something eating our pea plants as well and they are behind a fence? Makes one curious! :)!

  • Kari said on May 18, 2008 - 6:06 PM

    Ya DANA and boys! It is a beautiful bonified garden! Great Job! :) Have you eaten anything from it yet? I have picked a little basil and could pick some lettuce this week. :0

  • Darlene Fenner said on May 29, 2008 - 3:11 PM

    Hi Dana, I just wanted to let you know that I was so inspired by your blog last summer that I found a community garden here. Miss Hailey and I have really been enjoying it!! Also, we are very blessed to have a community garden that supplies a lot of great tools. My new recommendation- a scuffle hoe. Someone showed this to me yesterday and I got a good hour's worth of weeding done in about 5 minutes. Anyway, good luck on your garden this year and thanks for keeping up the blog. I always enjoy it :)

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