We have been spending quite a bit of time in the garden. For those of you who don't know, I have sold a share of my garden produce this season to my friend Laura. I have been calling it my "1 person CSA". This fact has completely changed the way I am planning for the season. Since the shares begin on May 15th, that requires that I have produce to share by then! It has both complicated and simplified the process. It has complicated it, in that I had to be extremely careful in the varieties I chose to grow and in getting things started at exactly the proper time. It has simplified things in that the entire garden is planned down to the day. I know what tasks need to be done in the garden on any particular day.
Here are a few photos of things that are happening in the garden.
|We have things growing windows in the kitchen and in the living room.|
|Brandon is working on a new 3 bin composting system for me.|
|Theo is also helping! ;)|
|The composter will have 3 sections. One for finished compost, one for cooking compost and one for adding new stuff. As the "cooking" section becomes cured and I use all of the finished material, the bins will rotate. The plans hare here if you are interested in building one for your own garden.|
|The peas are in and a few are up.|
|Lettuce, onions and garlic are doing well.|
|Some carrots actually overwintered. I am going to see what they do. They look good and healthy.|
|This entire bed is planted in 6 varieties of lettuce.|
|This will be an herb bed, but I have it planted in spinach right now.|
I'll leave you with that, for now. There will be more to come!