Good call there :-D That's because AJ made it. I am VERY sure that it's a "thrown together" affair for him, but for me?
In defense of my extravagance, I've been waiting for this garden 12 years. My heart is full!
Brenda, it IS a darling layout! Not planned, but quite an impressive use of space for being "thrown together.
We took a trip to the Nursery after all our hard work on Saturday, and today planted some of our starts.
We planted Onion starts and Onion sets, Red Potatoes and Kennebec Potatoes, a few Mixed Greens and some Leeks (I don't even cook with Leeks, but it's all a grand experiment and some little boys really got into it!), We bought five varieties of Tomato's, one of each. When placing all these little pots today we counted 11 Pepper plants!
That was not my doing. I like a few Bell peppers and I chose ONE tiny Jalapeno for salsa but I am not a hot pepper kind of gal. That was those boys o' mine. I hope they like to eat them as much as they enjoyed choosing them.
Katie, I'm sorry your plants froze. It's true we have a shorter season here but we are in a banana belt here in the panhandle. We have VERY long days in the Summer getting light at 4 in the morning and not fully dark until almost 11 at night. Plants LOVE IT here! They love it.
I am very eager to find out what grows, what I like, and what likes me ;-) I've heard that tomatoes shouldn't be set out until mid June, but we put ours out anyway. It's not freezing right now, but I guess we're not totally safe from that yet. We'll see. I am planning to sow a lot of seed directly into the dirt.
Suffice it to say I am full of guesses and much speculation. Hopefully you'll get to witness what this gardening thing ends up being for me.
Goal #1 this year: Salad garden. Experiment with anything that catches our fancy. Can we keep critters out? What critters want to get in? Will the plants stand the Buglet traffic? ;-)
Personally, I have high hopes of making this garden beautiful. AJ read the Square Foot Gardening book and I'm afraid I can't get too excited about gardening that way.
Too much Math and calculating involved. I'm more of a Free Spirit when it comes to gardening. I like to imagine plants "sprawling" and "spilling over..." and getting into each others spaces. I like a little reckless charm!
(Don't tell anyone, but I envision some Morning Glories and Zinnias somewhere in there too)
P.S. I earned two blisters on my hand! (Should I be excited about this?) I didn't know if I'd get to participate in the garden construction since it is a full time job just keeping the hired help happy. Alas, there's always room for another dirt-shoveler.
Next time I should wear gloves though :-)
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