Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's Time To Get Your Garden On

If you are thinking about planting a spring garden, now is the time!
There are MANY cool weather veggies that like to be planted 6-8 weeks before the last frost.
Here are some of my babies ready to be planted.
Planting day organization.
I use graph paper to map out where everyone is going to be planted.
I do all my research before I make my map.
You have to make sure that everyone in the same bed will get along. :)
The one thing I didn't plan for.......a wet & cold planting day.
Here's my adorable assistant.
She has about 20 layers of clothes on.
Yes, that's still snow on the ground.
We prepped all the beds by adding a generous layer of our homemade compost, and tilling it all in with a pitch fork.
I turn most of the soil in the bed over, making sure to break up any lumps.
I smooth it all out with a rake and then begin planting.
My assistant was in charge of the peas n 'carrots bed.
She loves peas n' carrots.
When the peas get bigger we will use the stakes at the end of the bed & some twine to make a lattice for them to grow up.
My other assistant.
We found a TON of these guys in our beds.
I LOVE it!!!!

We prepped & planted 4 beds today.

I saved the others for succession planting.

It was wet, mucky, cold & muddy but we will reap the rewards in a few months.

We planted kale, swiss chard, lettuce, peas, carrots, & radish.

I tucked my babies into their beds using floating row covers.
They protect my babies from frost, insects, birds & heavy rains.
You can find them at Intermountain Nursery or any online garden supply store.
I personally LOVE Peaceful Valley Farm Supply!
Happy Planting!


  1. funny! i call mine my babies too :) i called Ry yesterday & told him to start my seeds since we are away. hope i dont miss out on adding more beds this spring. im getting impatient cant wait! this weather is such a tease. happy growing!

  2. I love your colorful assistant! Aunt M.J.