I thought maybe you'd like to see the sad little patch of dirt I am calling a garden. In my defense, we moved here to NC in late August and I didn't get the ground tilled until mid September (I know...I was dragging my feet). I then decided, hey....let's plant some stuff and see what happens! I brought a few packets of seeds with me, because...well...I'm a hoarder. :) The rest of the seeds/seedlings were a little hard to find. I had to go to 3 different places and that was after I'd made about 4 phone calls.
You can't catch me!!!
So, after getting some composted manure, some newspaper, some straw, and a soil testing kit from our local extension office, I got to work. Then, we had a monsoon! I mean it literally rained non stop for 5 days. :( I was sure my little seedy babies had floated away. I am happy to report that I was in fact wrong - well, and a little right. I had an amazing germination rate!!! But, I definitely did plant everything in rows....however, they did not necessarily stay there. :) That's ok, my OCD can handle the chaos since my tummy will be enjoying the benefits. :)
LettuceSeeds I planted:
Carrots - free
Spinach - clearance $0.30
Collards - clearance $0.30
Sugar Peas - clearance $0.30
Radishes - free
Lettuce - clearance $0.30
Beets - free
Kale - clearance $0.30
Broccoli - $2.00
Cabbage - $2.00
Early October, the amazing Aunt P sent me a million Egyptian Walking Onions. **side note: I can not believe how much these are selling for. Aunt P should start selling these bad boys- or maybe even I should - and we'd be rich! I mean she sent me a small USPS box full and just for the 1/2 of them that I planted, I'd owe her over $200!**
Then, just last week, I planted 130 garlic cloves.
So...There's my little garden. And here are some pics of Te-Man
Hopefully the Land of Honey will turn into a Land of Plenty! And... if it doesn't, Te-Man, Tiki, and I will still have a blast playing in the dirt. :)