Mar 30, 2015

Spring Garden Update

Happy Spring! It's officially spring time in Memphis and I am eager to play in the garden. Balancing garden and baby time will be a new challenge this year, but I'm determined to make it work. 

Today I plan on making a more thorough to-do list so I can break it down in little tasks to sneak in during nap times. 

But for now I thought I'd show off what's happening in the greenhouse. 

The chives are looking oh so perky and full of spring promise. We don't even use chives very often but it did my heart good to see them this morning. 

Two blueberry plants waiting for Bryan to clear out the bed they will go in. 

Two more blueberries (back) and three blackberries (front) also waiting for a new bed. 

And this! The first tomato sprouts! Amish Paste is the winner for first sprouts this year. A few more tomatoes are starting to sprout but I don't see any activity on my peppers yet. That's okay, though, as they  can take a few weeks. 

I'm so exited to get back into the garden and relish this amazing weather. 

What's going on in your garden?

Mar 17, 2015

Seeding Starting Time!

The last week in Memphis we've started to have nicer weather. We've even had a couple 70 degree days in a row. With sun! What a difference this has made.

Over the weekend our neighborhood felt so much more alive. People were walking every where and the patios were packed.

With the change in weather it's time to start putting our gardening plans into action.  Normally I start seeds inside and this drives Bryan insane. The top of our washer and dryer are covered in trays with dirt. Last year these attracted gnats, which wasn't so fun. Bryan bought me the greenhouse specifically with seed starting inside.

I sprung for ready made seed starting trays this year. And I made my own seed starting mixture per what I learned at the Master Gardeners class last year. 1 part peat moss, 1 part vermiculite, 1 part perilite. It looks a bit odd, but I'm hoping for good things.

I started my tomatoes and peppers last week and they are cooking in the greenhouse. I should start seeing sprouts in the next week or two.

Raise your hand if you are ready for spring!