Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring planting is underway!

Spring is in the air, and the spring planting has begun! Since the tragic overgrown mesquite tree in the common area of last year, I've decided to give it another go this year and see if my vegetables fair better this season. So this morning I made the obligatory trip to home depot to pick up some more seeds and some transplants.

It's year three for planting in the same plot, and I finally feel like all the elements are in place for a successful growing season. 2010 was the first year for planting, I had to make the plot, try and enrich the dirt, and keep my menace feline out of the garden. Last year. 2011, my poor seedlings faced too much shade from the cursed overgrown mesquite. This year the mesquite is not overgrown, the dirt in my plot has had three years of attempted growing, and treatment, and hopefully.. fingers crossed, this year will be the year of successful veggies. I've set the irrigation timer for 10 minutes of watering at 5 a.m. Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesday mornings.

I went ahead and bought 5 different tomato plants to see which one produces the best. I bought a Husky Cherry, Cherokee Purple Heirloom, Big Boy hybrid, Sweet n' Neat, and Golden Jubilee. I also bought 3 bell pepper transplants, 1 jalepeno, and 1 Italian Parsley.

I planted green onions, cantelope, cucumber, yellow squash, zucchini, beans, and carrots from seed in the hopes they will germinate successfully.

I also have started re-started the aerogarden with a custom assortment of Basil, Cilantro, Oregano, Italian Parsley,  Dill, Mint, and Thyme, all are doing very well.
So hopefully this spring will be the best most productive veggie season ever.