Monday, February 16, 2009

New Garden Progress

We've broken major ground on our new garden. Our landlady told us to do whatever we wanted with the yard, and so we're converting a large chunk of the fairly barren yard into a vegetable garden. If all goes according to plan, this year our garden will be large enough to supply the majority of our food needs throughout the summer and well into the winter.

It's too early to plant here in zone 5, but the ground isn't frozen anymore and we're taking advantage of this time to get new beds dug and amended. Here's the progress we've made so far...

Today was also the day to start onion seeds indoors. We tried to grow onion from seed last year, but we never got to see how they turned out because we had to move and abandon the garden. I suspect they didn't get very large because I think we started them too late and didn't transplant them on time. This year, we're off to a good start. February 15th is the recommended start date for onion seeds in our area, according to several different sources. Pictures will follow when the buggers sprout.

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