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Garden Update. It’s been 3 Weeks!

Well, it’s June 1; behold the progress!

There are carrots coming up, cilantro, collards, Bok Choy, lettuce mesclun valentine (a custom blend of lettuces, I’ll refer to as “Spring Mix”), spinach, chard, and hopefully bush beans – all beginning to sprout and grow!  I’ve never remembered seeing the beginnings of a carrot in my childhood gardening experience—how  the little fuzzes at the end of the carrot is all you’ll see, initially – just amazing!

Soon, I can tell, it’ll be time to cut the spring mix and take it into the house to “EAT”!  Imagine that?  I’m still trying to wrap my mind around that — “Pat, you are growing these vegetables to EAT!”

Can I say, again, how grateful I am to this project?  It’s really only been a short while, however, I’m learning soooo much and being able to translate the knowledge over to my floral garden.  Because of the investment of soil development and cultivation, I realized why I was having such a difficult time with my plants from year-to-year.  So, I’m tilling the ground and cultivating the soil, so that my floral garden will be healthy, as well.

It helps that it’s been lots of rain in Seattle.  While the weather patterns can be quite annoying in Seattle, when you’re just starting a garden, rain is your friend.


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First Day of Planting Seeds and Starts

On May 14, Charlotte and I met at her home to plan what we would plant, before going to the nursery.  I got a chance to see her garden, which was just amazing!  The thing I would bellow most about Charlotte is that she’s extremely intelligent and well-versed on gardening; she understands great details about [...]

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My First Day Gardening…

Well, my first day was Friday, April 30, with my Master Gardner, Charlotte; she was just fabulous!

I had an area full of weeds, rocks, poor soil, and old matter. We spent the first day for 4 hours, just weeding, tilling, then resoiling one area the ground. Our first trip to Lowe’s was to purchase soil products. Our 2nd trip was to purchase a fork tool so we could turn the soil and mix the manure, and 2 other types of soils. Once everything was turned, we got rid of balls of soil and additional green matter.

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I’m excited about getting started!

I’m normally not a blog person, but I am very excited about being a part of this Garden Project, so I will be posting and posting away! We had our first meeting yesterday to just do the admin portion of the project and soon I hope to be out in my garden with my [...]

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