Sunday, March 30, 2008

Garden Layout



I went through the effort of making a garden layout since I have so many more things I want to plant this year, with varying height and width requirements. And, because I'm a geek, I did it in Google Sketch Up.

So, now I have a 2D layout picture and a 3D block diagram of what it might look like.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

March Madness

First, the garden related photos, since that's the primary purpose of this rambling blog.

I've heard that using newspaper as weed-control mat works and is hippie-friendly. I've not had good luck with it in the past, but I'm trying it again, this time before the weeds (read: grass) have a chance to grow. Here's also a picture of a crocus budding in the front yard and the garlic that's sprouting in the garden.













Unrelated to gardening, here's a picture of me working on my afghan. I've been crocheting it for two winters. If I pushed, I could probably get it done this year, but why bother? I've got lots of garden stuff to do now and it will wait.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

First seedling sprouts!

Here's a picture of the first seedling sprouts. They're broccoli sprouts, which makes sense, since they prefer cooler weather.

It's going to get colder in here before it gets warmer. We're hoping to go the rest of the cold-weather season on the heating oil we have now. So, we're turning down the temperature again. But, it's all for the best. At least the seedlings are warmed by the atomic florescent lights I have hanging over them.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

First Flowers of 2008



Here are some of the yellow crocus that are blooming in my front yard. (At least, I think they're crocus, I wasn't really paying attention to what I planted where.)

First Post!

I'm not even sure I'll have much to say. But what the heck.