April 14th, 2010

Planting My First Garden, Pt. 2

When last we spoke, I was returning to my house from the free compost center, filled containers and all. This part, the planting, was what I thought would be the easiest. Just put the seeds in the soil, and that’s that. Due to lack of space, planning, will, etc., I did not start any seeds indoors, so now, in April, I was just going to put them all in soil and see what stuck. My garden plan (or what there was of it) is as follows:

In the small container, an herb garden: Basil, Dill and Rosemary.

In the Earthbox, above ground veggies: Peas, Spinach, and Beans.

In the large plastic container (which is probably terrible to plant in, but like we discovered before, I’m cheap and it was cheap): Carrots and Green Onions.

So with my lack of experience, I guess it won’t surprise any of you that I was shocked by the size of carrot seeds. They are so small, and so oddly shaped! I was wearing these bulky dollar bin garden gloves, and I could barely pick them up one at a time. In fact, I couldn’t pick them up one at a time. So I have to admit, here and now, that I sprinkled my carrot seeds. I hope that you respect my honesty, after all, I could have lied to you all and said that I placed them perfectly spaced, individually, exactly as the packaging told me to. But I would be lying. And then the sprinkling caught on, and the green onions were sprinkled as well. I went back and covered them all with soil, but if the carrots actually grow, I think it will be a miracle.

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