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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Veggie container gardening, take one

We've decided to grow more vegetables this year. Because we now have a deck, we've decided to do a lot of container gardening, in the hopes that less produce gets eaten by deer and sheep and slugs. We'll also do some traditional "in the earth" gardening as well.

The above picture shows the deck garden, as of today. It doesn't look like much now, but once those seeds get going, we should have a lot to harvest (fingers crossed). Some of the things we're growing: parsley, pole beans, cucumbers, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, bib lettuce, cress, spinach, and pictured below:
Peas! A definite Silas favorite. These are the only starts we've bought so far. I've also got eggplants and cayenne peppers starting in the greenhouse. We'll probably grow tomatoes in the greenhouse this year and will grow squash, potatoes, etc., in the ground. We already have an abundance of fruits growing on the property (plums, strawberries, raspberries, quinces, blackberries, apples, pears, Asian pears...). I can't wait for summer when we can pick so much food from the yard!

Wish us luck with our gardening endeavors. We are novices, to say the least.

Below are our first sprouts: crest. The spinach is coming up nicely as well. Hopefully, everything else will follow suit.

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