Monday, March 24, 2008

Ready to Garden?

I sowed some seeds yesterday in the garden and I am officially ready for spring! When I first got to the garden, I was a little discouraged, as I had let things go a bit over the winter, but it didn't take long to refresh the soil and have it ready for planting. Here's a run down of what I'm growing this spring:

1. Bok Choy
2. Lettuce (3 types)
3. Fingerling potatoes
4. Snap peas (2 types)
5. Turnips (2 types)
6. Radishes
7. Spinach
8. Swiss Chard
9. Elephant garlic
10. Leeks
11. Sage

Some of these items made it through the winter and I kept them (such as the sage, lettuce and chard). In the next few weeks I hope to plant some beets and carrots. Then I can get ready for the squash, tomatoes and cucumbers. My mouth is watering just thinking about all the gazpacho we'll have this summer!

I read about a cool trick in Crockett's Victory Garden for growing peas. Instead of using pea fences, use branches from a tree you pruned this winter. Barb from Everything French Gardening talks about it on her blog.