Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Veggies in the ground

Yesterday, I unloaded over 300 lbs of dirt & mushroom compost into my raised garden bed and today was planting day! I can't tell you how excited I was to get out in the sun and mark off the sections in my garden and start planting.  I realized once I started marking my 1 square foot sections, my bed wasn't exactly the size I thought it was. I had some 6 inch sections on the north & west side of the garden: too small for full size plants so I put some peas there and will install a trellis in a couple of weeks for them to climb up.  In the other squares I planted spinach, beets, bush beens, kohlrabi, carrots, & broccoli. I have some squash & tomatoes I started seeding indoors the other week so they will go out soon.  Of course I am so impatient I want everything to be in bloom now so I can eat it!

I am out of room in my garden and I have so much more I want to plant. I found some old  tires a neighbor was throwing out and I lugged them over to plant some strawberries in once I can get some seedlings.  I'll grow winter squash once the summer squash is done, and I want to try some potatoes, leeks, and cucumber.  I just need to find a place to plant it! Maybe my landlord will let me use more space....

I need to remember to start seeding more kohlrabi, beets, and plant more carrots to ensure I have crop to harvest after this first batch is done.  

Have you started putting your veggies in the ground? 


  1. I planted some of my pumpkins outside. Then the dog jumped the fence I put up, tramped some, and dug up the others. I was so sad. Looks like Im going to have to figure something else out for my garden.

  2. You can put something over your garden to keep dogs & critters out. I can't remember what it's called, but there is a cloth like thing you can put over that still lets light in. Or you could build a cage/dome out of chicken wire to put over the garden.