Tuesday, March 30, 2010
so here is the "before" pic (someone had planted an herb garden that got severely overgrown):
we used Mel's Mix (1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite, 1/3 organic compost) again - only this time we got it pre-mixed! we got it from a lady in fullerton and if you are interested in knowing where - email me (carleekajsa at gmail dot com) and i will give you her info (it was at her house and $10 a bag) - i cant tell you the time it saved...not just from mixing, but from tracking down all the different ingredients and having to determine how much of each we would need since they all come in different cubic feet sizes....the math hurt my brain a bit. (my girlfriend Jen the SFG diva tells me that Lowe's here in LB may be selling it pre-mixed soon too!)
We used also the Square Foot Gardening techniques...(which we did last year - read the post here)
we made sure to plant a little of everything that we use a lot...strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, corn, green onions, watermelon, artichoke, lettuce, spinach, basil, green beans....
i always underestimate the time it takes to garden...this little plot took all day to dig up and re-soil and plant and i didn't even finish planting until the next day! but i am quite pleased with the result...now we just need to be patient before we can reap the benefits!