Today I'm celebrating Arbor Day. I haven't planted a tree but a garden. I've got cool weather crops growing in my tiny garden: lettuce, peas, broccoli, brussel sprouts and some beets and onions. I plan on expanding my garden a lot this year. Last summer I planted a bunch of tomatoes and green beans kinda late, but my plants produced well into the fall. I understand Arbor Day isn't until tomorrow and traditionally one plants a tree. However, I have plenty of trees in my yard but I still want to celebrate the very admirable concept of planting. So this afternoon I did just that. Here's my Thursday Theme Song to commemorate this occasion.
Thursday Theme Song hosted by Hootin' Anni!
"Let It Grow" - 461 Ocean Boulevard
Eric Clapton - July 1974 (I was 12)
Here's my tray of plants.
Here's my teeny garden, unprepared for what lies ahead.
Here's my teeny garden after I prepared and planted it.
Here's a closer look at my teeny plants.
Awhile back, I blasted some fertilizer onto my garden and worked it in.I'm going to let them get established and fertilize them again in about 10 days. I'll use about a third of a cup around each plant and fertilize again every 3-4 weeks until I harvest.
I used Espoma Garden-tone, it's about as organic as you can get.
Since all these plants are cool weather crops, I plan on growing them up, harvesting them, eating them and replacing them with crops that do well in hot weather and bright sunlight.
Make the rain stop so I can plant!ReplyDelete
It's too hot for anything but cacti to survive out here this time of year. I'm too late to plant, now. I don't like cacti. I miss my camera, I have plants on my porch now....but as soon as it hits 100 they will have to go inside...hmmmm... I don't know where I'm going to put them all....ReplyDelete
This is perfect. I love all your plants. Now you have to update us as the mature. Perfect song choice.ReplyDelete
I love teeny tiny gardens. :)ReplyDelete
We did the Jiffy greenhouse this year, we'll replant them when they get a bit bigger.
We're doing mostly flowers this year, but we are also giving watermelon a shot.
Super....so neat to see the process. And as Thom says, hope to see the progress as time allows.ReplyDelete
I'm a day late visiting for Theme song, but I do hope you'll stop by to enjoy my entry also. I love the fact you've joined and hope to see you again next week.
Here is my T T S link:
Heart of Stone