Tag Archives: bloomsdale spinach

Sowing the Seeds Of…

10 Apr

… carrots and cucumbers and spinach.

That’s right kiddo, more seeds went into the ground today.

  • 96x Cosmic Purple Carrots (plan to thin that to 48), outdoors @ ~1.5″ spacing (16 holes per square foot)
  • 8x Edmonson Pickling Cucumbers, indoors @ 2″ spacing
  • 18x Bloomsdale Spinach, (plan to thin to 9)

And that’s it. Though I just looked at our spreadsheet and noticed that Arugula was supposed to go outside last weekend. But now its dark, so it’ll likely have to wait ’til at least tomorrow.

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A lot of digging and a few more seeds

20 Mar

Seriously. A lot of digging. All in an 11’x3′ area. Today, I double-dug the first of our vegetable garden beds (using the method prescribed by John Jeavons). There’s a lot of sweat involved in that. Our soil is super clay-y, so much so that I ended up breaking our spading fork about half-way through. The compost we added to the soil wasn’t quite finished, but I think it’ll help. And there were a LOT of worms crawling around down there who promise to help finish the job, even though I accidentally cut some of their friends in half.

In other news, we started more seeds this weekend. Indoors, we started tomatoes and basil, outdoors we started some spinach.

Tomatoes:

  • Cherokee Purple x 10
  • Matt’s Wild Cherry x3 (seriously, did you think we could pass that variety up when we saw it on the shelf at Maple Ave?)

Basil:

  • Anise-Scented x5

Spinach:

  • Bloomsdale x 54 (two per hole, we’re hoping for 27 plants)

And that’s all, for now. I’ll take some pictures of the garden bed soon – maybe after things have (fingers crossed) started coming up.