Saturday, March 14, 2009

Starting Seeds

Today, we started seeds for this years garden. I can't wait for spring to get here! In each of the past two weeks there has been days in the 70s, as well as, days with SNOW. I am so tired of winter.
This is our first year starting seeds, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. To stagger the harvest, I thought we would try our hand at starting some seeds now and planting others in the garden like we did in the past. Our last frost date is 15 April, so by starting them now, they should be ready to be transplanted about the right time. Even if it's a complete bust, it was a blast just to be playing with dirt.
We started cucumbers, squash, zucchinis, okra, pole beans, green peppers, sweet peppers and marigolds. Along with these, I plan to start some cantaloupe and watermelon in a couple of more weeks.
The ground is absolutely saturated now. After the last two years being so dry , hopefully we will have a better year coming up for us. The area designated to be the new corn patch this year will have to dry out considerably before we can start working the ground. In the meantime, we will build 5 new raised beds to expand our square foot garden. Construction of our compost bins, new chicken coops and a new duck hut and run are still on the to-do list too.
Spring fever is working overtime if you can't tell.
Y'all Come Back,

1 comment:

TheMartianChick said...

And I thought that you were a procrastinator, Brad! Nice start on the garden. It is always nice to be able to put your plans in motion. You have quite a list of things that you want to get done this season. I hope that I can at least one-tenth as productive as you plan to be.

I was fortunate enough to have decent weather so I was able to rake some leaves and do a few other odds and ends today. We will likely have frost right up until May 15th. Take Care!