Gardening HappinessMay 5, 2008
I finally got around to planting something in my raised bed.
Sunday I got dirt and plants from my local big box store. I got two kinds of tomato, two cucumber plants (same variety), a flat leaf parsley, and a yellow bell pepper. I also got dill and rosemary seeds, and lettuce seeds. The lettuce I planted in a hanging basket. I hope when it comes up, I will eventually be able to just go out on my porch, snip enough for a nightly salad and enjoy.
My mom looked at my raised bed and my plants and immediately recommended a covering of chicken wire to keep the rabbits out. So, that may be my next project. She also said I need to look at some poison to kill cutworms or I will lose my tomatoes. Sigh. I’m going to research a more natural method of pest control first. This is my first attempt at gardening for myself, and I really hope to have it be as natural as possible all along the way.
I found a resource that showed how to use cardboard toilet paper tubes as a vessel for seed starting instead of peat pots. I did that for my dill and rosemary seeds. I have seeds left, and luckily I know I will have more tubes available. I’m so happy I am recycling one more thing and not just tossing it into the landfill.