January 3, 2013
Posted in Gardening
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.