Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Start Your Engines!!!!

Sydney helped me start some vegetable seeds a few days ago. We started them in toilet paper rolls and then will plant them when they start sprouting. That is what we did last year and it worked pretty well. You can plant the toilet paper roll with it, it just composts in the soil. Hopefully I can beautify the rest of my garden soon and we'll be rolling. Here's what seeds we started... cilantro, lettuce, beets, corn, peppers, watermelon, broccoli, and carrots. I need to start the rest of my herbs, but since I use cilantro so much, I got that started right away.
Spring has sprung!!! Viva la garden!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Here I come...

So I actually got out there for a short period of time last week. I pulled some weeds out and left over remnants of past vegetable plants... random onions, shriveled tomatoes, half-eaten carrots. The boxes are ready, but there were a few bugs hanging out waiting for the new crop. I need to figure out how to clear them out. The rest of the garden area is a total jungle though. I'm dreading clearing it out, but am hoping I can enlist Damin's help as part of my birthday present :)
I've also been saving toilet paper rolls so I can start my seeds soon. Sydney loved this last year... helping me fill the rolls with soil, seeds, and water. 
I'm getting back into it... I'll keep you posted.