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.