Monday, October 29, 2007

The Gardening Journey... Part 1

Ok, so I'm not a blogger nor am I a gardener, but I am going to try my hand at both. I have recently decided to start an organic veggie garden in my backyard (if you have been to my house, you know I have the space- but all of that space is quite overwhelming for a beginning gardener)... so I have set aside a small area to begin with. I figured since this is going to be a new adventure for me I would chronicle my journey as a virgin gardener on my quest to grow some delicious veggies for my family with ... you guessed it... a blog.

Anyways... I am just getting started and am going to be posting pictures, thoughts, struggles (which will probably be quite a few), and probably soliciting any help from anyone who can keep me floating. Luckily, I have a friend who is a horticulture buff, who has pledged to help me (she is actually coming over tomorrow to get me started on the right foot). She has a wonderful green thumb, where I have the equivilent of a green pinky toe nail. I have been reading some books though, which have already taught me a bit about the soil and starting seeds.
If this garden works out for me, my next step is to turn our backyard shed into a chicken coop and have my own chickens... fresh eggs anyone??
I hope you enjoy reading about my gardening adventures... and I wounldn't mind any feedback or encouragement.
Your gardening adventurist,
Michele


Here is what I'm starting with...




A lot of rocks & a lot of weeds & grass...
My compost... yummy! I am so surprised at how many kitchen scraps we have. I have a small bucket that I fill daily with veggie peels, egg shells, coffee grounds, ect. I'm actually thinking about starting a vermicomposter (worm composting) too!

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

What do you do with the bucket of scraps then to turn it into compost?

Ryan said...

Hey, we started a garden here in CO and it's awesome!! You'll love it. I totally recomend the book "Square Foot Gardening" I got it used on Amazon for super cheap. It really helped me a lot. Say "HI" to the family for us. Lincoln turned 1 a couple weeks ago. :-)