The sun has been very busy warming our corner of the world. Temperatures are slowly climbing, and with the warmer weather, come hopes of a fruitful growing season. Oh! I have big plans for this little garden of ours this year!!! This year we're trying some square-foot gardening, to pack in enough veggies to eat, share, and can for later on in the year when a garden-fresh tomato is a sweet, distant memory.
I love gardening all kinds of vegetables, but tomatoes are by far my favorite! There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh-picked tomato, ripe and sun-warmed. YUM! I knew I wanted to plant a bunch of the little darlings this year, but after checking the cost of plants, I almost choked! Six bucks for one tomato plant?! Really?! No thank you. So, we decided to start from seeds. Jesse and I picked out all of the veggie seeds we wanted to try and a brick of condensed seed-starter soil, and got to work. We started by digging out the herbs (particularly the oregano) that had taken over the box during the winter. We had to add a little dirt and manure to the box since the soil depletes a bit every year. Jared took some pictures for us while we prepared the bed and planted our row of peas.
|Micah getting in on the pea-planting action|