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Making the Bed

August 18th, 2008

This past Thursday I cleaned out one of my raised beds. I harvested the carrots and cabbage and gave up on the broccoli that was growing in it. The carrots were teeny-tiny, which means I need to add more compost to the bed.

Since I plan on growing some Napoli carrots in this bed for over-wintering, I added several inches of compost and some Dr Earth Starter Fertlizer.

After smoothing out the soil I planting seeds late into the night (until I could no longer see the seeds or the holes in which to put them). So far I have planted 192 carrot seeds and I still have at least twice that many more to plant (I’ll be busy this evening). I’m looking forward to the sweet crunchy carrots this winter. I’m optimistic since this is my first time planting for winter harvest. I’m also growing kale and spinach for the winter. Wish me luck!

Have you planted anything for winter before?

Planting More Lettuce

June 16th, 2008

This morning I planted some more lettuce seeds. They are in the basement where it’s cool for quicker germination, I also put the seeds in the fridge for a couple days to cool them off. I wanted to do succession planting this spring, but I’ve had too many other gardening chores this year so that didn’t happen. I know they won’t be up & ready before we eat the last of our lettuce that’s in the garden, but hopefully we’ll be enjoying them later this summer.

What kinds of lettuce did I start?
Butter May Lettuce
Mesclum Mix

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.