Monday, March 12, 2012

Third Time's The Charm???

And so she tries again.  First year had a handful of beans and a few tomatoes, lots of peppers (which I don't eat - at least the hot ones) and little else.  Second year a few cherry tomatoes, more peppers, and pretty much nothing else.  This year I'm bound and determined that I'll have something to show for my garden!  Yard boy made a raised bed container

out of the top of an old picnic table and some pressed wood (which probably won't last one season but we'll see). Two more made of pallets will be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks (I hope).  I mixed and mixed and mixed bags of mushroom compost, potting soil, vermiculite, bullshit steer manure, and peat moss - nice light soil.

And then I planted. Onions yesterday - sweet Georgia yellow. And today nasturtiums, peas, and carrots. Of course I can't just plant the regular types of things - have to be those fancy schmancy seeds from Seed Savers. The carrots look like radishes on the package and are called Paris Market - oui oui. The peas are called Tom Thumb and evidently are very small - the plants that is. The nasturtiums are called Ladybird and should be very pretty if they grow - nice looking in salads.

So...after all that planting I decided that they should have some water. Nice wet water...wait for it...where were the seed packets with the rest of the seeds in them???  Oh yes, folded over ever so nicely and sitting right up against the end of the raised bed.  Uhm nicely watered too.  Luckily not so wet that I couldn't pour them out of the bags into nice dry plastic bags.  LOL

Hope that's not an omen of things to come (or not come as it may be) LOLOLOL


  1. I am impressed. Raised beds are all the thing over here, as is growing your own....So trendy..

  2. Wow, hard to believe you're already planting a garden with hot weather produce. Hope you get a lot of produce.


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