The weather was absolutely gorgeous today and since this was the first free day I’ve had where it’s been 50 degrees I spent a few hours in my garden. I really love gardening and have had an urban garden for a few years now. Gardening is a magical experience for me as I am always in awe of something or other and watching my plants grow inspires me and makes me happy and grateful to be alive. I thought I’d share my gardening experiences here on my blog as a way to share with others and as a personal record of what I’ve done. It was so nice to be out in the sun with my hands in the dirt today!
– Cleaned out herb beds of weeds. Trimmed back rose bush, sage, rosemary, oregano, mint, catnip, and terragon.
– Planted garlic. (I had planted broccoli for the past two years in the spot where I’m planting the garlic, crop rotation seemed like a good idea.)
– Thinned out carrots. The carrots from last year reseeded and so I had to go through and thin them out. Bonus, no new planting though. Last year was my first year to grow carrots so I wanted to experiment this year with letting the carrots reseed, worked well.
– Harvested brussels sprouts. Last year was also the first year that I grew brussels sprouts and I had not harvested any of them but let them continue to grow and winter it out. I harvested two stalks today and have two more to harvest.
– Clean out spinach, harvest a little, plant more spinach seeds. The spinach I planted in the fall was so still alive and growing so I cleaned it up and thinned it out a bit. Then, I planted more seeds that I harvested from last years spinach crop to fill out the bed. Mulch spinach bed with dried tomato stalks from last season.
– Make new bed and plant poppy seeds. I discovered a packet of poppy seeds when I was sorting through my seeds and decided to make an area next to my front stairway into a bed for poppies. I planted half a packet of the poppy seeds in the new bed and held half a packet back for the bed I’ll have to create on the other side.