I love the part of the year where I get to dream about the garden with out really having to do much in the form of work. With just a little bit of inspiration and a short walk to the garden shed for seeds and potting soil, I can fulfill my gardening need. No weeding required…yet. I started my cool weather veggies last week (broccoli and lettuce) in some recycled materials. I’ll keep you updated on how this works, but so far, so good. I used toilet paper/paper towel rolls, and plastic containers that grape tomatoes came in.
Step 4) Add soil and seeds. Place in plastic box. Water and place in a sunny, warm spot to sprout! When its time to take them out to the garden, you can plant the whole roll and everything and they will compost around the plant just fine.
Here’s my planting schedule for the garden. First, though I have to turn all the soil in my raised beds before I get too pregnant… which may be next week, so I’m hoping for good weather this week. I got one bed done today. While I shoveled dirt, I found a ton of worms, which I gave to Clara to chase after the chickens with and feed to them if they weren’t too scared. Everyone had a great time.
Artichokes (Mid February)
Summer squash (April)
Butternut squash (April)
Carrots (end of March)
Beans (end of May)
Basil (end of May)