January 3, 2013

Gardening Journal



I think one of my biggest problems with gardening is I just forget to do it. Granted, I was a bit busy this last year with baby, but once I get the seeds in the ground I don't do much afterward because it's kind of out of sight out of mind back in the corner of the yard. I read somewhere about Carla Emery's 365 days to independence idea in her book ( Encyclopedia to Country Living, which is on it's way to me. I've got it from the library three times, figured it was time to buy it), and thought maybe that would be a good way for me to keep up on growing our own food. I'll try to journal as much as possible about what I'm doing in/for the garden to grow our food.

Here's some catch up.


Jan 1st: Today's weather - High of 57.

Weeded a bit, planted three spinach seeds to try again after applying Sluggo the other day. Bound and determined to grow spinach. Harvested radishes, harvested and refrigerator pickled the last of the jalapenos.

Jan 2nd: Today's weather - High of 54.

Ordered heirloom seeds from Bountiful Gardens - Butter (lima) beans, Onion seeds, Poblano peppers, bell peppers, pumpkin, butternut squash, strawberry, watermelon and oats. Curious about the oats!

Jan 3rd: Today's weather - High of 59.

Working on a planting chart/schedule for this year, using the UC Ag recommendations and other sources. Need to get seedlings started.

6 comments:

Farm Girl said...

This is so great. I love your planting journal. I hope your sluggo works. Nothing like walking out in the morning and seeing dead slugs and snails. I always chortle happily. I hope some of the spinach comes up.
Wow ordered some seeds already. Cool. Well I for one love your journal pages.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

A bit busy?????? My goodness you are hard on yourself. :) I love Carla's book and I too finally just bought my own copy. It's now dog-eared, stained and very well used. I'm just now starting to plan my seed order for our garden this year. It's always so hard for me not to want to buy everything...if only I had more space....and time.... Happy Thursday!

no spring chicken said...

Are you kidding? You're planting? It doesn't matter how long I've been visiting other states (via blog) I'll never get it into my head that gardens grow for so long in other states!

Blessings, Debbie

no spring chicken said...

Just popping back in to finish here. Yesterday while commenting I was interrupted by the unexpected visit from a friend so I quickly added my blessing and hit publish. I still wanted to say YES! A baby.. I knew you'd understand. :)

Happy Hugs, Debbie

Allison said...

It is GOOD to be back and feel your warmth and goodness, Meg. :)

myletterstoemily said...

this sort of hit my funny bone, because i have never
grown anything (besides babies), and i never kept
any kind of calendar for them. :)

i will stop by and garden vicariously through you!

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