Watch My Garden Growing

My gardening attempts in a new environment.

My Garden is Growing

We have had some wonderful weather this past week and I thin every growing thing has grown a foot! I will be posting pictures tomorrow to show the growth we have seen this week. Before and after.

We are also planting red, yellow, and blue potatoes tomorrow. Building fences to let the beans and peas grow upright. A bunch of mini-projects in the garden but the outside needs some sprucing and weeding as well.

Oh, and we are putting in a new compost area to recycle the scraps in the kitchen! We started small this year with composting. We have discovered that by running the scraps through the blender/food processor first and then placing them in the garden they compost much faster. My husband has been dumping the raw scraps in a corner of an old garden area but I made him stop because a couple squash seeds germinated! We are going to put them in a different area and throw in some old seed potatoes to watch what happens. The soil is pretty great and the brown matter is available as well. We are going to use some old logs around the area instead of building new raised beds.

A lot to do outside before tackling my indoor projects. Cleaning, cooking, lesson plans, laundry and sleep by 8 AM. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! Yeah, right.

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Raised Lasagna Beds

Raised Lasagna Beds (Photo credit: Raizes Y Rayos)

Raised Bed

Raised Bed (Photo credit: Chiot’s Run)

Mixing soils while waiting for mi esposo. Ran to Lowe’s for items he needs. He missed out on the fun yesterday!

Soils were mixed and put into the boxes we made from reclaimed lumber from our deck. We used the untreated wood for garden boxes and will be using treated wood for the patio/deck we are making next. If there are leftovers we will be making a picnic table and benches.

Pictures are on there way.

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Went shopping today

Pepsico, Quaker Oats & GMO: You're On Your Own...

Pepsico, Quaker Oats & GMO: You’re On Your Own (g1a2d0054c1) (Photo credit: watchingfrogsboil)

 

The Future of Food

The Future of Food (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

So, I headed over to Lowe’s this morning and bought the soils I need for my raised bed garden. I will be layering the garden, wheat straw on the bottom (on top of the contractor’s fabric), manure-compost blend, peat, and top soil. I also purchased a few plants as I will be growing a lot from heirloom, un-Monsanto GMO seed. I wanted my tomatoes and peppers to have a head start and provide some shade for my more tender crops.
Tomorrow we will build the box, mix the soils, and plant. Hubby will pick up the stakes to build the fence (deer netting and chicken wire) to keep out the critters. I do use Miracle-Gro so don’t trash me as I mention it in my posts!! I will also use a small portion of my garden area to compost, I save my eggshells to put around the lettuce, cabbage,, etc to discourage the slugs. I will be making my beer bait and insect trap to be hung from a tree on the opposite side of my yard. Primarily, it is used to trap mosquitoes! My beer bait for slugs will be outside of the garden as well.

 
I am really excited to see what we can grow here!

 

 

 

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Getting ready!

We decided to give it another go in this shady yard of ours. After watching the sun last summer, and making some strategic clipping, we have found an area that gets quite a bit of sun. The section does have a bit of a slant so we will have to water twice a day  to keep everything supplied.

We have already cleared the area, staked it and put down the weed-block fabric. This weekend we will be building the box and planting some veggies. As soon as I am able, I will post pictures.

Looking to plant lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and a few other things. Perhaps a cuke and squash plants.

I will see what else we have in the heirloom seeds and plants.

 

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