Friday, November 19, 2010

Not much work to do in the garden...

Since my last post I have harvested 4 radishes(crisp and spicy), and lots of lettuce.  I don't think I am getting enough sun to my garden because of it's location, and my 6 foot tall peas are creating shade since they were all planted in the wrong places.  The good news is that it won't be too difficult to move.  Aside from the slow growth, everything appears to be really healthy.  I have only pulled about 2 weeds in the last 3 weeks.  I would give myself an A- on my first garden attempt.


I haven't needed to spend any time in the garden except to water every 2 or 3 days.  I have been doing some research and drawing up some plans for what I call a Lettuce Garden Cart.  I am gonna build it with 2 by 4's(because they are cheap) from Home Depot.  My soil will be Mel's Mix(found in All New SFG by Mel Bartholomew)1/3 Vermiculite, 1/3 Peat Moss, 1/3 Compost at 7" deep.  I am spending about 15 minutes gathering lettuce each time I harvest it and have to be bent over or kneeling down.  That is the reason that I wanted to make this cart for the veggies that I will be visiting frequently.  They will be easy to tend and harvest if they are waist high, and if it's designed well, it will be easy to relocate.  As soon as it's done I will post a picture of it.

Adynn ate one of my strawberries and said it was really good.  That is a good sign because she eats store bought strawberries all the time.  They are still in the 4 pack that they came in.  And I hope to get some more from the nursery soon while they are cheap.

11/12/10 Strawberries at bottom left.

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