sowing seeds

22Feb09
time to sow seeds!!

time to sow seeds!!

in college i took an urban farming class that taught how to garden organically. it was amazing and i have been waiting a long time to finally start putting some of that knowledge to use. initially i planned out a big elaborate garden with two raised beds. after speaking with some friends who have build raised beds before i realized that a garden like that was just too much of an undertaking to do in a rental. plus, hauling soil in one wheelbarrow at a time just sounds like a pain! we decided to take the money we would have spent on building a garden and put it toward joining groundwork organics‘ csa again this summer. they are way more likely to actually produce food than i am. it doesn’t start until june, which feels really far off still. sigh

part of our "yard" that is full of stumps and broken chunks of cement

our "yard" that is full of stumps and broken chunks of cement

by the time we had made this decision i had already purchased some seed packets. i didn’t want them to go to waste, so i have decided to plant some things in the ground as it is (zucchini, snap peas, flowers) and to plant others in containers (lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries). i just spent the last hour or so sowing the first set of seeds for this year! it was a little windy and it sprinkled a bit, but i managed to get all the seeds planted right before the rain really started to come down.

i planted most of the nasturtiums along the top of the stone wall. that whole area is kind of ugly, so hopefully these flowers will brighten things up!

i planted most of the nasturtiums along the top of the stone wall. that area beyond the wall is kind of ugly, so hopefully these flowers will brighten things up!

they are not kidding when they say ‘jumbo pack’! i planted nasturtium seeds EVERYWHERE!! these plants are supposed to be 3-5′ tall, so if they grow like they’re supposed to it will be nasturtium heaven here, with nasturtium flower arrangements and nasturtium flowers in our salads. yum!

see the tiny rows of peas?

see the tiny rows of peas?

if they produce like they’re supposed to then we’ll get 30 lbs of peas! i hope my friends like snap peas…

next weekend i’ll be breaking out the containers to sow seeds for lettuce, spinach and chard. i’ll also be trying to figure out where to sow my poppy mix. cross your fingers that my seeds germinate!

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