April 26th, 2010

a productive gardening saturday

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We made progress this weekend. With the help of my wife Heather and daughter Iris, I built two more raised beds, and got three of them filled with a nice mixture of soil and compost. We planted six broccoli plants, as well as chard and collards by seed.

So far, here’s what’s in the ground:

  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Bok choi
  • Brussels
  • Broccoli
  • Chard
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Plus, some volunteer cilantro

Heather started building a trellis for the peas. The garden is well on its way now. But there’s still lots to do. I’m going to build one more raised bed. I’d like to get some woodchips with which to mulch the paths.

We also planted a bed of wild flower seeds over by the old crabapple tree. The poor tree—it used to a beautiful sprawling weeping crab apple, but last year in early April, an ash tree on the edge of the woods fell and took most of the crab apple with it.
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