Monday, March 5, 2012

Homemaking Monday: Getting the Garden Ready

We saw surprisingly warm temperatures towards the end of February, with some days reaching as warm as 80 degrees!  We were very thankful to be able to run and play outside, hang the clothes on the line again, and get an early start preparing our garden. 

My wonderful hubby has been busy constructing more raised garden beds (last year we only had 3 raised beds, and we are hoping to plant 9 this year).  We had some seeds left over from last year and I ordered lots of heirloom seeds from Baker Creek.  Our kale survived the mild winter and we have already been able to enjoy some this year.  In early February we planted our first box with 3 varieties of peas, 2 varieties of beets, lettuce, broccoi, and spinach.  All of those have come up already!  Towards the end of February we planted another box with radishes, as well as more beets, lettuce, broccoli, and spinach.  We also started some onions, eggplant, peppers, and tomotoes indoors.  "M" and "Boo" have been Mommy's little helpers and are very excited about planting and watching the garden grow. 

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