Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Theme Song for Arbor Day - Let It Grow...

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.


  1. Make the rain stop so I can plant!

  2. 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....

  3. This is perfect. I love all your plants. Now you have to update us as the mature. Perfect song choice.

  4. I love teeny tiny gardens. :)

    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.

  5. neat to see the process. And as Thom says, hope to see the progress as time allows.

    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


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