BUT REALLY I’M INSANE AND NEED LISTS LIKE THIS TO SURVIVE.
So, our garden. It’s on. AND EVEN THOUGH WE BOUGHT STARTER PLANTS AT A GREAT PLANT SALE THE OTHER DAY THAT THE BOYFRIEND HAS STILL NOT PUT IN THE GROUND I’M NOT FREAKING OUT AT ALL. NO. No, I’m doing a lot of other things, THINGS BESIDE FREAKING OUT. Things like adhering to this list:
I have this notebook you see, and in this notebook I have made lists for each month. Lists that tell me what plants should be started inside and what plants should be transferred outside, and which plants are just plain okay to pop in the ground outside. At the beginning of March I started by planting starters of broccoli, leeks, onion bulbs, and green onions inside. Outside I started carrots, lettuce, peas, potatoes, chives, and cilantro. I also started my other herbs, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens with those, we’ve had a few unexpectedly cold nights around here and I might have to have a do-over. We’re doing this in hopes we will have fresh herbs and veggies throughout the summer without having to purchase them from the grocery store. Whereas The Boyfriend does not eat a lot of veggies, I’d be happy living out my summers eating nothing but raw, fresh veggies.
This is a wonderful little outline that I compiled by searching the internet for sites on gardening and by using the Puget Sound Farm Guide. The farm guide is helpful in a lot of ways, it gives a “What’s Fresh” guide so I know what foods are more likely to be locally grown based on when they’re in season here. You’d be amazed at the free resources you can find when you really look.
So, back to my garden. The Boyfriend has mostly taken a liking to working on this greenhouse project in our backyard. Initially we started out with a giant PVC and plastic structure that took over the tiny plot of dirt in our backyard as well as the view from our back windows (not that it’s much of a view, we have a stone retaining wall back there…). But recently he decided to start over and built this…
I have to admit, It’s pretty nice. It actually works too. I’m pretty excited to start seeing some veggie results in there. We’ve already had some luck with sprouts…
And on the brightside, all that plastic and netting keeps those darn drunk slugs from trashing the place. SLUGS.
So, in closing, since it’s almost April, if you’re living in a climate similar to mine you might get prepped to plant:
and you can transplant these indoor starters outside: