Thursday, March 23, 2006

First signs of life

It has been four days since my planting and all of my lettus seeds have already popped their heads up out of the soil! I'm off to a great start.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Tis the season

Spring feaver has hit and the gardening bug bit.

I had my hubby modify an old printer cart as a grow light stand and finally planted some seeds today.
I'm starting my 2006 garden season with some tomatoes (Burpee's Big Boy Hybrid, Rutgers from Burpee's Heirloom collection and Super Beefsteak), a mix bag of bell peppers, Japanese Bunching Onions (also known as Green Onions) and Green Ice Loosehead Lettuce.

I used the Deep-Root Seedstarting System from Gardeners for my tomatoes and peppers and the APS 24 system (also from the same company) got alternating rows of lettus and onions. The Deep-Root system is new for me this year, but the APS 24 system is being recycled from last year. I had huge success with the APS system last year and am again excited to see the results. I did have to replace the felt pad that delivers the water to the roots since I had to throw out the previous one. The pad from last year was, shell we say, root bound. I just went to Michael's (one of my local craft stores) and bought a craft felt sheet for about $4 and cut it to size. I figure the rest should last me a good 3 or 4 years (longer, if I use the system correctly) assuming I can find it each year.

So starts another gardening season and my attempts at a green thumb. Stay tuned to see how my garden sprouts!