Sunday, January 17, 2010

The 2010 Garden Begins

I sowed the first seeds of my 2010 garden today. Three varieties of lettuce: Salad Bowl, Red Sails, and Black Seeded Simpson. I simply sowed them in some potting mix in 4" pots, and put them on top of the refrigerator, covered in plastic wrap. These three lettuces make up the backbone of my lettuce crop, and always do well for me no matter the weather. I'll plant them out mid-March.

I was hoping to start onions today, too, but haven't gotten my seed order in yet. I keep waffling back and forth on a number of vegetables, and need to get my catalogs to my neighbor to see what he wants this year. I still have a little time before I need to plant the onions, but the sooner the better.

It felt good to get the garden started. Pots on my refrigerator are a great harbinger of spring.

A storm is barrelling in off the coast tonight. After a very soggy and windy day tomorrow and Tuesday, I think it's supposed to dry out for a while. Hopefully I'll have a chance then to weed out the veggie beds and do some cleanup of the front yard perennial beds.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Good for you Kristi!! If I weren't such a hopeless brown thumb I'd love to do the same. I just don't have the passion for gardening that I wish I had. I start out great in the spring, but get lazy in the summer. :)