Monday, March 9, 2009

Garden Beginnings

Yes folks, it's that time of year! Time to get the seeds started for the garden. We have started about 200 seeds so far. Since we planted these over a week ago, some of them are even starting to come up!



We planted all kinds of seeds in here - LOTS of tomatos (different varieties) and basil (sweet and thai), bell peppers, banana peppers, anaheim peppers, eggplant, thyme, sage, rosemary, tarragon, a couple varieties of squash, lettuce, brussel sprouts, artichokes, cucumbers, etc. A lot of other stuff we will start directly in the garden once it warms up. Things like melons, onions, corn, beets, birdhouse gourds and radishes will be started then. These seedlings will be going to live in their new home, a portable greenhouse, just as soon as we get it put together.

Right now, we have 3 beds finished in the garden and will probably do another small bed along the fence for some vining plants like the gourds. A couple of years ago in Tucker we planted ONE gourd seed and that one plant produced about 30 good sized gourds! We should be having plenty. They take about a year to dry out before you can make them into birdhouses though.

Oh - and we bought some additional dirt - lots of dirt. Now we have to get this:


up here to the garden beyond the fence.
Should be a fun work day! Who wants to come help?

29 comments:

Turtle said...

Nice! It's been so cold here that i have to use a grow light and temp warming mat to start seedlings...it's in the 20's and snowing as i type. So even the garage is quite chilly. Sadly i ordered the light on feb 9 and am still waiting for it!! Your seedling starts look great!

Jingle said...

Oh, these look wonderful! I wish I could make stuff grow! I have the blackest thumb ever!

Roxane said...

Hey there! Knit Purl Girl sent me :) I'm so excited about the giveaway you are sponsoring. It's still too cold in NJ for me to start thinking about planting anything but in a few weeks we'll be able to start gardening. Hope you have a great monday!

Debbi Lynn said...

I'm so jealous of your ability to have a garden... I live in the woods with very little sunlight (and with very sandy soil) so it just doesn't work... phoey.

Found you through Knit Purl Girl -- what a great giveaway! I've never seen your products before, definitely will be putting some on my wish list!!

-Debbi

LittleWit said...

You're making me want to start working on my garden! :)

Wendy said...

I would love to be were there is no snow on the ground...
would not mind helping either...

Reluctant Penguin said...

A big thank you to Knit Purl Girl for sending me here. I love your yarn bowls!

Grace said...

we are planning our garden too!

Lydia said...

Knit Purl Gurl sent me. <3 your yarns :)

ikkinlala said...

Wow, that's a lot of seeds! I wish it was gardening season here, but we have so much snow still that I expect it will be another month at least.

Knit Purl Gurl said...

I'm so jealous! We are in temp housing in the mid-Atlantic. So it's too cold to begin gardening and I don't have any space. :( I just joined a group on Ravelry for container gardening in hopes I can have a nice little garden on my patio! :)

that chick said...

i start my seeds towards the end of the month, and i can't wait. i'm making the seed pots and sorting the seeds, getting ready for the big day.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I'm following your blog now:)Hugs Darcy

Riohnna said...

WOW! That looks SO fun! I have only a few seeds planted, and am now questioning the health of the land where I wanted to grow tomatoes. I will need to go smell it tomorrow.

vicki said...

Hi! Knit Purl Girl sent me too! Great contest idea. I love the yarn bowls!!

I'll come help in the garden. It's snowing here, yet again!

Aunt Kathy said...

I sure miss having a garden.

Simply Cupcake said...

I would love to help - anything to get me out of the snow!!

Kenyetta said...

That sounds like an awesome garden! I need to get started on my flower boxes.

RoamingKnitter said...

Knit Purl Girl's contest got me over here but your garden plants caught my eye. Sounds like a lot of yummy eating is in your future. Here in the south I would be adding okra and cilantro to your assortment. Too bad my thumbs are only knit colored!

Farmer Jen said...

I am so far behind this year with my seed starting. Been too busy and it has been cold and rainy here. Your seedlings are many and sound wonderful.

Marissa said...

I am in denial about the black thumb I possess. I just keep trying!! Sticking to the basics this year- zukes and cukes. I may go out on a limb and try some mixed greens. At least our snake-sized slugs may eat well!

smariek said...

Wow, that is a lot of seeds! I wish I had your Green Thumb.

Renna said...

You are going to be eating good in the neighborhood this summer. ;-)

I'm trying to talk my hubby into doing a square foot gardening bed in the small available space we have (that gets sun) in our yard.

MLJ1954 said...

Wow! that is a lot of work. My hubby used to start all the seedlings, etc., but gave it up when we started raising the kids instead. We do raised bed gardens but for anything that cannot be seeded directly into the beds, we go to a local green house.

By the Knit Purl Girl sent me.

I am Mary Lynn @ mlj1954@hotmail.com or http://isnoacompletesentence.blogspot.com

superwoman_4002 said...

Oh wow! That is a lot of dirt! lol... I LOVE doing stuff like that and would love to come help... but i live too far away! lol ;)
I saw on knitpurlgurls blog that you're sponsering a giveaway! How AWESOME!!! :D
I hope you have a lovely week!! :)

Maarit said...

Came here as Knit Purl Girl "told me to" :D - interesting blog, will order this too.

rita said...

Came from Knit Purl Girl--she's working hard!

I love planting seeds. I get so excited this time of year, after I've spent the winter killing my tropicals that I've had for years. I'm ready for some flowers, but the deer eat everything we plant in the yard.

TURBOchic said...

My brown thumb is "green" with envy of your gardening skilz.

Terri said...

Makes my little urban container garden week at the knees.