Tuesday, April 27, 2010

how it starts

I start thinking about my garden for the following year at the end of the growing season. So, this garden I started planning back in September and October of 2009. I decided on a square foot garden but I never do anything by the book because it is so much easier for me to learn from my own mistakes rather than someone else's expertise. My square foot garden is divided up in various sized spaces and I have very little room between each of the plots. all of it gets drawn in my garden sketch book and my only regret is that I can not use water color in my sketchbook.

After I plant my seeds, I begin to think about what goes where.

Sometimes it is general and sometimes I mark varieties.
The only seeds that are in at this time are my pole beans, some radishes and garlic.

I have a wonderful 10 foot planter box behind of our back porch and it gets 6 hours of morning and early afternoon sun which is great for lettuce.

I planted this batch around March 24 and had my first salad of thinned lettuce with roots on April 19.

The temperature is dropping tonight and I have to bring all the plants inside. Hopefully tomorrow, i can plant more seeds.

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