I am really hoping that my garden is a success this year. In addition to these plants I already have artichokes in the ground from last year (they are a two year plant), a grape vine and strawberries. We are also planning on starting a compost bin (every fertilizer I have used has not seem to help so we are going natural this year to see if it makes a difference) and my husband wants to see if we can install a large rain barrell to water the plants.
Monday, March 7, 2011
There is Life in My Garden!!
I decided that this year I would start some seeds inside and then transfer them to my garden in late April/early May. I tried this last year and it seemed to work pretty well and I was able to plant vegetables that you normally cannot find plants for at the garden center or farmers market. This year I went with brussel sprouts, broccoli, purple tomatillo, yellow squash, rosemary and basil. I planted the seeds with my kids (this was massive chaos!) last Tuesday and by Saturday I started to see some little seedlinds popping up! So far the brussel sprouts and broccoli are doing great and a tiny yellow squash plant and a tiny purple tomatillo are starting to appear as well.