I Made A Thing!
I've been keeping all of you up to date with my latest, so, here it is, Another #GROVID20 Update! As you can see from above, there's a pile of bits and bobs, some pieces of wood and some back yard space that clearly needs something. The laast few years, I have been putting pots on a large table, for my tabletop and deck gardening. I grow herbs, peppers, tomato, and lettuce on the table. End of last fall, I noticed the table had suffered from years of rot.
Time for a new plan.
A little hammering, a nice, slow, comfortable screw, or two, and I present to you, my tiered table top gardening platform!
I simply added a few planters and now, it begins to look like something:
I filled my planters with a mix of one quarter peat, one quarter manure, one quarter potting soil, and one quarter gardening soil. To this, I sprinkle some compost on top. I like to fill containers and let the soil sit outside for about a week or so, before I start planting anything in it. I find the soil, nutrients and all, combine and come together better, over time.
The bottom two rows, with their long, rectangular planters, will be where my lettuce grows. To start in week 1, I will plant some buttercrisp lettuce seed, in half of a long container on bottom shelf. Week 2, I will plant seed in the second half of a long container. Week 3, I will plant romaine in the small rectangle on bottom shelf. Week 4, I will plant some buttercrisp lettuce seed, in half of a long container on the 2nd shelf. Week 5, I will plant seed in the second half of a long container. Week 6, more Romaine, in small container on second shelf.
This way, I will have fresh lettuce each week, to pick, in the garden. AND, If I am careful, I will be able to cut lettuce around outside, while still keeping the core head intact. This gives the lettuce a change to grown a second time! That's twelve weeks of fresh lettuce!
...More updates, on where the Zucchini, Squash, tomatos, peppers,
and more, will grow!
Another Uptrennd #GroVid20
Previous Gardening Posts:
• UpPlannting My Seeds
In coming posts, I will update my garden plans and show you progress.
I am planting 3 kinds of tomato, 2 kinds of potato, carrots, cucumber, peas, corn, and a few kinds of lettuce, and in the early fall, I am planting Brussels Sprouts. Also, I usually plant herbs, too. Right now, I have oregano, parsley, and basil growing inside for cooking. Outside, I have a mint plan my grandfather brought over from Greece, when he came to America in the 1920's. I have a cutting growing indoors, too, from his plant.
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