Gardening Resolutions

As I get started on this year's garden, I think back on what I did wrong last year. Not giving enough space to the tomatoes, not being diligent in getting rid of squash bugs, not amending the soil enough, and not feeding the plants when they were seedlings. Whoops!

This year, I hope to change all that, and I hope the garden that is in my head actually shows up in real life.

So this year I'm putting much more space between the tomato plants so I can get to them easier and they have better air circulation. (Early blight is a problem in my area, and crowding the plants just makes it worse.) I brought in 20 tons of compost, and added it to the garden with my darling husband's help. (But I totally COULD have done it myself with just a wheelbarrow, despite what he thought about plan.)

I spread 4" of compost in the entire garden on top of a 8" layer of shredded paper bags, straw, leaves, grass clippings and kitchen scraps. I lifted up the stuff under the compost, and there were tons of baby worms already hard at work.

I also potted up my swiss chard and baby basil plants, as they all had the beginnings of a second set of leaves. 

What did you do in the garden today?

1 comment:

  1. WOW your garden looks amazing, I can't wait to see what springs to life in your perfectly prpared soil!!!!! :)