Sunday, March 22, 2009

Time to Plant a Garden!

I'm inspired by the daffodils popping their heads up in my yard suddenly! Next week I'll have blooms. I decided that today was the day to plant a few seeds. I'm not getting too industrious yet: I'll buy some starts in May and get those in my raised-bed garden. Today I just put a few lettuce seeds down in planter pots to see what will happen. I haven't had much luck with lettuce yet in my garden, and I'm hoping it's not already late to plant this cool-weather crop. I also planted a little bit of broccoli to see what would happen. I suspect that the planter pots are not the best place for lettuce, but I was too lazy to actually break ground an fertilize my small patch of soil.

It looks like my laziness had a purpose. It suddenly started to hail, and I'm safe inside already!

Who else out there is planting a garden? What are your favorite things to grow? Any tips for a lazy gardener like me?


Melanie (Allergy Family) said...

I am planting some veggies this year for the first time ever :0). I really don't have any tips but I just truck along with whatever the package says, lol. I started my tomato plants from seeds and they have grown beautifully in my upstairs craftroom by the window. Hopefully in about 2-3 weeks I can transfer them outside in their pots that I put them in. I also want to grow carrots and squash in my yard. And today as we were at Home Depot I saw blueberry and raspberry bushes and was very tempted to get some. I was thinking if I buy big enough pots for them they can grow in those and whenever we move they come with us.

Brian said...

I haven't planted anything outside yet. I'm trying my luck with an indoor kitchen window box full of herbs. I worked in agriculture for a while and we used Jiffy Peat Pellets (you can Google them) to get things started. They are flat little disks that when watered expand. You plant the seed and let it get started indoor and then you can plant the whole thing in the ground. I just saw some today at a Winco grocery store. I'm sure they're readily available. Perfect for a lazy gardener. Good luck.

Gina said...

Melanie, you seem very industrious! I've heard raspberry bushes are hard to tend to, but maybe in a pot they would be more manageable.

Brian, thanks for the lazy gardener tip! I'll have to keep an eye out for those peat pellets.

Anonymous said...

You and I are on the same wave length, I just posted my garden plans. Although it will be a month + before I can go outdoors with the planting so we are starting in egg cartons inside.