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Feels Like Spring

09 Feb


Yes, here in Texas, it feels like spring. The days are warm (though windy!) and we must prepare for spring planting early lest we miss out! So we are planning our vegetable garden which we have been talking about for years. It’s finally happening. We’re using a blend of a couple of different plans as well as some of our own ingenuity and flair. Our recycling (take-out containers, juice and milk jugs, fruit containers, etc.) are our planters for sowing the seeds and each must be rigged specifically to allow for drainage, condensation, and air transpiration. And, because we are sowing our seeds outdoors, we had to find a way to keep them anchored so they don’t blow away in this wind (like our huge grill has done 3 times in the last 2 days)! We will be following the guidelines for Square Foot Gardening and will be building our grid soon! Here are the seeds the kids chose:
cherry tomatoes
corn
cucumbers
squash
mezclun
spinach
bell peppers
onions
carrots

The carrots have already sprouted and we’re waiting with baited breath on the others!

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2 Comments

Posted by on February 9, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Feels Like Spring

  1. KMDuff

    February 9, 2008 at 4:57 am

    WOW! 🙂 So cool. 🙂 Great motivation to me. 🙂

     
  2. Mel

    February 15, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Hope all grows well and there are no more freezing nights ahead!

     

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