Garden Journal: First Planting

“I might plant some seeds today.”  My husband looks confused.  “In the literal sense.” “Oh…”

With the hot, dry summers we have here in Reno, growing cooler-weather vegetables like spinach or lettuce must be done in early Spring or Fall.  I have always wanted to try growing some of these cooler-weather veggies, but have not been on the ball early enough to get it done.  This year I finally managed to get some planted!

Here is what I did today:

I prepared the garden beds by amending them with:

Dr. Earth Organic 5™ Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer 5-7-3
Master Nursery Bumper Crop (organic compost)
E.B. Stone Organics Soil Sulfur (to make the soil more acidic – we have very alkaline soil)

I planted quite a few seeds!

Swiss Chard

I will probably plant more arugula, spinach and lettuce in a few weeks to extend the crop.

The Freshly Planted Beds

I have purchased seed potatoes, but will wait to plant them in a few weeks.

I can’t wait to see some sprouts come up!  Anyone else getting some planting done?



Filed under Gardening

5 responses to “Garden Journal: First Planting

  1. Maureen

    Great work Karen. I think you will be very happy with the results. There is so much you can do with all of those greens. Enjoy!

  2. You are going to have a bumper crop, Karen! What wonderful choices. I need to get my beds prepared, so you are way ahead of me there. Now you are inspiring me!

  3. Sounds like so much fun! I wish we had a garden. Living in a third-floor walk up in DC, far enough away from any community garden to prevent involvement, certainly presents an obstacle to that desire. We hope to move to a house soon and a garden is my first priority!

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