Getting ready for the garden

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This box is where most of the magic is going to happen. The bottom will be lined with newspaper and maybe some straw to help with drainage. I need to gather the soil I have into one pile and stir some manure into it so they can decompose together into one pile of amazingness. There will be a string “grid” attached after it’s filled with soil. It will help with that whole seed-spacing thing. I do worry that it’s not deep enough soil, but I’m also a chronic overthinker. Since the weather isn’t all that fabulous for working outside, I’ll be getting the wormbox going this coming week. It’s going to live in my laundry room, so I don’t really need to wait until Spring for that.

The seeds I already have are:

Arugula, mesclun lettuce mix, cress (peppergrass), leaf lettuce
Roma and supersweet cherry tomatoes
sugarsnap peas (not planting any more after these are gone)
silver queen corn (ditto)
honeyrock Canteloupe, crimson sweet watermelon
Zucchini, yellow squash
mild jalapeno
sweet spanish, white Lisbon bunching onions
sunflower (mammoth), flat dutch cabbage,
burp free and pickalot hybrid cucumbers

I’m not quite sure where to grow my lettuces right now. The two little dogs will quite happily eat them straight out of the ground – it’s one of the reasons I didn’t get any salad greens this year. [sadface] The good news is I still have thyme and sage in the earthboxes, and my lemon tree has exploded in blossoms.

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See? Preeeetttttyyyy..

Things I want to plant (putting it here so it’s all in one place):

Spinach
Edamame (I can’t always find it in the store)
Sweet peppers (red/orange/yellow. Don’t like green all that much.)
cilantro
garlic
carrots
radish
green beans
celery
beets
broccoli
greens (collard, kale, mustard)
Okra (I love pickled okra)
quinoa (especially after reading about how Bolivians can’t afford their staple grain because we’ve increased demand and jacked the price up.)
Parsnips
rutabaga
cauliflower
brussels sprouts
Swiss chard (maybe? I’m not sure yet.)
turnips
pumpkin

dill
tarragon
lavender
calendula
bee balm
marjoram
oregano
parsley
mint (container – I know better than to put mint in the garden)

Holy SuperGardens. I need to sit down with graph paper and work all this out…

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