It’s probably about time that I updated you on that indoorwinter garden that I started a while ago. Well it kind of fell flat. My herbs did fine, as did my Swiss chard. The beans grew and produced fine until they were attacked by ants and house flies. I think the fake warm up that we had back in March prompted them out too early and they tried to survive inside. Oh well maybe next year.
As for the real big kid garden things are finally starting to roll around here. The snow has melted and the threat of frost is starting to dwindle, which means it’s time to put this garden into gear.
I decided that many of my indoor plants needed updates. Many had been in the same pots for years, and desperately needed nutrients in their soil, others needed more space. I recently bought quite a few new pots and containers for my garden this year since we are house hunting I’m planning a mostly mobile garden. You can check out my original plan here, though it’s already undergone a few changes.
I spent an afternoon this past weekend giving my plants refreshed homes and preparing some pots for the eventual transplant of seedlings. I’m decided to make my own potting soil with this recipe sans fertilizer. I also used foam (packing peanut material) for the bottoms of some containers to allow for drainage and to keep the pots light.
In the raised garden beds I pulled out the top layer of dirt and laid down some compost. Then replaced the dirt and added a little more garden soil. Peas are about the only thing that I can really start now so I put those in along the trellis we built under the deck last year.
I think for the first time in quite a number of years I’m actually ready for this growing season to start. Another couple weeks and I can start hardening off and transplanting.
Have you started working in your garden yet, or have plans to? I’d love to hear about how you prepare your garden beds for the upcoming season!