Monday, March 24, 2008

Digging In The Dirt

We've been spending a lot of time with our fingers in the dirt lately. After many failed attempts I have finally gotten some things to grow from seeds. Pretty soon everything will be ready to go into the garden.
This year we are trying to do a modified square foot garden. We currently have three 3x4 beds. In our beds we have a mixture of composted manure, regular compost and some good quality planting mix that we purchased from Lowes.

So far what we got growing are

  • 4 pigeon pea plants

  • maybe 8 cherry tomato seedlings

  • 5 big tomato seedlings

  • 9 bunching onions

  • 4 summer squashes

  • 4 watermelons

  • maybe 8 cucumbers

  • a whole mess of marigolds

  • 18 mix lettuce seedlings

All are almost ready to go in the ground.

There are some things that are already in the garden (left over form the winter garden and those things are picture below (beets and parsley)

In one of the square foot gardens are Butter Bibs Lettuce, Brussel Sprouts, Carrot seedlings and Mixed Lettuce seedlings

And last, but not least our Mango tree is doing great. It is almost 2 years old now (it was started from seed also). It's almost as tall as Little Mama.
Pretty soon now all the little seedlings will be going into either a garden bed or a pot or planted some where in the yard. The beets will be ready to pull soon along with our 1 carrot that grew this past winter.We also have about 8 little papaya plants that we have to transplant around the yard. I sure hope everything makes it.


Ann said...

I'm working on our garden too. You reminded me, I've got some pigeon peas to plant that my mother in law sent me!

travisandreba said...

I am impressed

mama said...

Hi Ann,
As always it is so great to hear from you. I've seen pictures of your garden space before. Maybe one day you will post more pictures of what is growing in your part of the world. I love seeing what everyone is up to.

mama said...

Don't be too impressed with me Reba, We have yet to see if anything grows yet.