Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2013 Garden

Back in February while suffering through another Minnesota winter eager for spring planting, I stumbled across a couple of seed starting websites about a process called Winter Sowing.  This is a seed starting process that is ridiculously easy.  Using old containers like milk jugs, soda bottles, etc to create greenhouse-like container for seed germination.  I also did my typical indoor seeds, which unfortunately none of the indoor seedlings survived. Sad-face.



However the winter sown was a raging success! I started these in late March (Minnesota hardy flowers) and early April (veggies and herbs) because of our long winter.

Here are a few pictures of the Winter-sown seedlings pictured on May 25th before transplanting them to larger portable containers. I didn't want to plant them in the ground yet, as we were still  having frost issues. 







We expanded our garden beds this year, here is what it looked like last year, and sadly it did not grow much past this point:

Here is this year's garden, we added three more beds and created a rock path between we the beds over Memorial Day weekend, and began planting:

Here is the original bed with our new ones getting ready to dig up and re-place for squaring off for a shed later down the road.

  
 We dug up all of the sod and tiered the beds since there was a slight hill. off to the left you'll see there are two wooden stakes in the ground where we want to build our shed down the road.


I use newspaper instead of weed mat and have never been disappointed.

 

We bought chipped granite for the area between the beds for easy tending and love the way it looks.



Here are a few pics of the newly planted veggies and herbs.

  


And of course one with the new pup, Mollie 


And here is the garden today! Can you believe how well they have done so far this year?!




And my Mother in law stopped by with some raspberry plants <3 :="" again="" and="" font="" mollie="" photo-bombing="" so="" sweet="">

And for fun, Roma Tomato four months ago:
Roma tomatoes today!







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2 comments:

PK said...

Nice work. and MORE POSTS! ;)
also looks like you have an issue with the mollie photobombing font or something.

Christy Constable said...

Yes, she likes to be in the way. Hopefully I get back to posting more soon :) Thanks for following buddy!