Monday, March 23, 2015

:: Garden Prep work ::

Yesterday we tilled the garden! Can I get an Amen for beautiful fluffy dirt!
Nevermind the fact that it's a rainy/sleeting mess out there today!

Last year we purchased a used tiller that attaches to our lawn tractor. It has been one of the best investments we've made! It makes easy work of our 32x80' main garden as well as our sweet corn & pumpkin patches. The gardens with be tilled up numerous times and compost from the chicken coops will be worked in as well before we plant.
 The chickens were thrilled and moved right in for some fresh pecking.
Back in January we ordered our garden seeds from Gurney's. I've had great luck with their seeds. Although next year I may opt for a more heirloom company such as Rare Seeds.
This year we are planting green beans, radishes, cilantro, broccoli, sweet peppers, tomatoes, kohlrabi, 4 different types of onions, lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapeƱo peppers, zucchini, asparagus, cauliflower, snap peas, carrots, popcorn, indian corn, sweet corn, potatoes, & a variety of pumpkins! Phew! I'm tired already!

Here are my beautiful little tomato and pepper plants we have started under lights in our basement. We do two different types of tomatoes : Roma & Early Girl. As soon as the weather stays warm enough in the evening these babies will be moved out to our green house! I'm SO ready to spend some time in there!
What seeds do you start indoors?

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