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Starting to Think about the Garden

March 29th, 2015 at 09:24 am

The weather is really nice, and D's mum is coming out in a few weeks, which has me thinking about our garden.

Today:
- buy some soil at Home Depot (see if the outdoor rugs are out yet)
- shop vac old leaves
- sweep
- think about sewing new cushions (I have the foam and fabric)

Next Weekend:
- build a small wall to hide the bbq

I need to call my good friend G who is an amazing gardener to find out when I need to put out vegetable plants here in the high desert (we could easily have another freeze). I've tried starting from seed, and when I put out my poor plants they all died. So I'm buying starter plants at the nursery.

The plan:
- lettuce mix (this you can actually start from seed)
- zucchini
- tomatoes
- thyme
- spearmint
- green onions

It's not super ambitious, but I'm not exactly the best gardener.

We've decided to bbq when D's mum is here, too, because the weather is supposed to be good, and that will be a treat for her, coming from England. And I need to wipe down the outdoor table so she can have her tea outside.

We did a lot of work on the garden last year and just have a little farther to go... I love it out there.

7 Responses to “Starting to Think about the Garden”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    It takes a few years to figure out how to successfully start plants from seeds. I've been doing it for 8 years and have really only gotten good at it in the last 3 or 4 (as in, better than the gardens store good). It sounds like maybe you didn't harden the plants off correctly before planting them outside?

    I do like your plan though. Just make sure you put the mint in a spot on its own. It will take over!

  2. Buendia Says:

    Good advice on the mint! I had no idea!! Will do it on its own.

    I don't think I hardened the plants off at all, much less correctly. I just looked the term up on the internet, and it's no wonder they all died!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    It's OK to start small and figure out what works and then add to your garden. Don't give up! You can figure it out and enjoy your bounty!

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    I am jealous about the garden. My place really isn't that garden friendly. I did container gardening before, but am bowing out this year since my pregnancy hasn't been that fun. Maybe next year!

  5. DeniseNTexas Says:

    I so miss gardening! Years ago I had planting tables that eliminated all the bending over/knee work and I loved that. Where I live now my patio gets ZERO sun and nothing lives long out there so I haven't gardened in five years.

    I hope your garden plans work out well and you end up with lovely plants and sweet garden sprites. ;-)

  6. Buendia Says:

    I am really hoping this works out! The one thing I have no trouble growing: arugula (or what we call rocket). We spread the soil today, and I came up with a plan for the bbq screen and bought a few pieces of wood (I already have some). So I got everything done that I wanted to! Our garden is not large, but it's coming together.

  7. Shiela Says:

    Good luck. Your plan sounds good.

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