Saturday, March 5, 2011

Seed starting, a sure sign of spring

Well today we setup our growing area in the garage and got started planting seeds. Most of our veggies we can direct-sow in the ground, but a few things need a head start. So today, we planted onions, tomatoes and parsley. We also are experimenting by planting some various lettuce greens in a large flat, hoping to get some fresh salads while there is still snow on the ground. :-)

We are trying something new this year. Last fall before the ground froze, we hauled five-gallon pails of dirt out of our garden and stored them in our root cellar. Rather than trying to find a decent organic potting soil mix (that may be an oxymoron) and then having to feed the plants, we thought we'd just try the real deal -- good organic living soil.

Apparently that is how they did it in the old days before potting soil was invented. I suspect we'll hit some pitfalls - the first of which will probably be WEEDS. Oh well, we will let you know how it goes.

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