Kitchen Seed Nursery

April 13, 2008

Seedlings!Reuse!Experimenting with growing in eggshells

Seeds were sown in bought containers, sushi containers from Umaine, and eggshells. In the big containers we put peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, and celery. The peppers planted a week ago are starting to sprout! In the sushi containers Simon planted marigolds, zinnias, petunias, panseys, and forget-me-nots. In the eggshells we planted Winter Density Romaine lettuce which we will let sprout and soon after we will plant it outside shell and all.

More Digging

April 13, 2008

Breaking ground

April 12, 2008

Yesterday Simon and I started work on the children’s garden in the backyard. At the moment we are working on leveling out a good sized area. The backyard is on a slope with many random dips and varying levels everywhere. Simon decided that we are called the “mud diggers”. Simon caught worms and used his construction trucks and spade to move dirt and rocks.

I am using a wavy edge border for both aesthetic value and also to maximize on border space. I tried to follow the earth’s natural hills as much as possible. Plants can be planted on the raised borders to prevent being trampled. In the lowered “trample” zone I am hoping to find plants that can take a bit of a beating. Simon wanted a path in between the trees so I snipped a few branches and cut a path through. Underneath the trees I am keeping the dirt raised and adding more dirt to fill in dips. There is quite a bit of moss under the trees which I plan to keep since it is so shady. I will supplement the moss with a few small shade plants and it will be a magical shade garden under there.