Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gardening Time Again!!!

Last years garden, something to look forward to this year.

Well, it is that time of year again. Our seeds arrived about six weeks ago. We have separated them according to when they should go in the ground. This year, we purchased a heating mat and grow light, so we can give some of our plants a head start inside. This weekend, we will begin planting those seeds that need that head start. We also picked up a soil thermometer so we can keep tabs on the temperature of the soil. Our soil is waaaaaay too cold right now, it is about 40 degrees in the mornings. We are talking about making another raised bed and adding some pots for our tomatoes, potatoes and herbs this year. We are so excited about getting our garden in and watching those beautiful little seeds become green leaves, then grow blossoms and have vegetables to enjoy when they are completed. It truly is a miracle that we can put a little seed in the ground and out comes healthy vegetables. God has truly blessed us with this ability.
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4 comments:

Cheri said...

What a great garden Lanita! I really want to do one this year.

Lanita said...

Cheri,
You can start with a pot. Put some seeds in a pot and watch them grow. This is also a GREAT lesson for children. They can see the miracle of new life through the seeds and actually see God's hand at work. I encourage you to start simple and be successful at something small, before you try your hand at a large garden. If you need any help don't hesitate to ask.

Jennifer said...

Lanita! I never knew you had such a green thumb! What a beautiful garden that was last year.... if only I could get mine to turn out so well. I know where to turn when I have questions!!!

Lanita said...

Jennifer,
We used the soil formula in the square foot gardening book. This is the best mix. You will have a great garden too, since you are using all those great ingredients for your soil. But if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I will gladly impart any wisdom that I might lurking in the back of my brain:)