Thursday, April 5

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary How Does Your Garden Grow?

We have a balcony this year which means we have a garden this year! If you have been following tus for a while you know of my love of gardening. Example A: our garden in Lincoln. Example B: the produce from our Lincoln garden. Needless to say, I pretty much said yes to the current apartment FOR the balcony. 

This year's garden includes container friendly varieties of: peppers, tomatoes, peas and carrots. I also threw in poppies and moss roses for the beauty of it. The seeds were ordered from Seed Savers Exchange. I fell in love with them when we started the Lincoln garden. They are very helpful in seed selection, growing tips and provided guidance as the growing season unfolded. 

As soon as the seeds arrived I got busy planting as I was about two weeks behind. The peas, carrots and poppies are outside growing in the brisk 60ish weather. While the tomatoes, peppers and moss roses would prefer a warmer start inside. 

Below baby pea's are seeing their first morning light. 

The peas, carrots, poppies and moss roses are up. Here's for hoping for the peppers and tomatoes (they are pretty much the staple of this garden). 

In The Robust Smell of Dirt

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