Ramblings of a true to form Gemini

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Starting the Garden

It has been just over a year since we moved into the house. The yard is huge and a little overwhelming. The trees are budding with fruit. I am ready this time to harvest it all and get it taken care of before it drops off and rots. Now what to do with the empty garden beds? I don't want to get too far in that I can not take care of it all. So I decided on green beans, english peas and edemame beans, maybe tomatoes. I started the seeds today. I like to start in glass jars, not pete pots, so you can see the progress of the seedlings.
Pretty simple- half pint canning jar and a wet paper towel with the seeds pressed against the glass. Put it in a sunny, warm window and keep the towel moist. Wait till the seedlings are 4-6 inches long and plant in the garden. These should sprout in 10 days and produce edible food and 60-70 days. I hope the soil stays warm and all goes well. I hope to keep this an organic garden.
 I hope I can get some tomato plants from my father-in-law, he has a gift with plants.


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