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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Garden update! 2015

This past weekend, we planted our garden! We didn't plant all of it yet, but we did plant the seedlings that I began indoors six-eight weeks ago. We are using the "Square foot gardening" system this year in our garden beds. We didn't have wooden railroad ties for our beds, we used cinder blocks when we built it last year. So we bought a bunch of re-bar and dug those into the ground. Then we attached some string to section of the squares. I had to refer to my planting chart several times to be sure that I was planting the right number of veggie starts in each square!

We did dig up the soil we had, added buckets of compost and vermiculite. We dug that in and mixed it around. The vermeculite adds space to the soil, which is good for seeds and new starter plants. We also put in a climbing trellis for the peas and near the tomatoes. It may provide some shade for the other plants too.

So far we planted tomatoes (3 kinds) lettuce, carrots, beans and cucumbers. We planted some basil, green onion and other things but they are either too small or didn't come up. I didn't want to move the tiny, fragile seedlings if they needed more time to sprout and grow. I have more seeds to plant outdoors soon, with cilantro and green beans, which they said not to plant indoors. I have several types of flower seeds too, so we may have a wildflower garden out there too! It would be fun to have several bouquets to cut for indoors later this summer!
 The peas in shock from transplantation...
 Tomatoes... (one per square foot...)

I'll keep you updated on the progress during the summer! Looking forward to having fresh veggies!

Genesis 1:11-12
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 2:8
Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.

Genesis 2:9
The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

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