Friday marked the first day I set foot in my veggie plot since fall. The weather has been abnormally warm all winter so I felt fairly confident in starting up a little early. I couldn’t be happier that garden season has begun!!
The first step was to go get onion starts from my local fancy nursery.
Then I made sure I had all my provisions squared away for the day: Water, seeds, starts, a great playlist, bandanna (I always need a bandanna) and victory beers for when I’m ready to sit back and enjoy my handiwork.
Oh and I almost forgot! Gotta have a dog and a frisbee for break time! Yes there is a drift boat in my yard, rednecks…sigh.
Oh boy, what have I gotten myself into?
Ah, that’s better!
Tilling was a complete pain! My tiller is on the fritz so I was only able to till the areas that I was planting today rather than the whole place. I’m thinking a shiny new on may be in my near future purchases.
Freshly tilled, weeded, leveled, and ready to plant!
I’m trying something new this year with my snap peas: tee-pee trellis. One of my biggest veggie garden dramas is the ongoing struggle to find an adequate support for my snap peas. They tend to bend, twist, and warp and it drives me crazy! They still grow great but the asymmetrical depravity grates on my OCD tenancies. I’m hopeful that the sturdiness of this design might be the sweet spot I’ve been looking for. Time will tell.
In the ground and ready to grow!
Next was the Walla Walla sweet onion starts….
And finally the lettuce plot. I’m trying a new thing this year where I just scatter a whole bunch of different types in the same area and not worry about it. I find the less I concentrate on my greens the better they grow lol.
That’s all for phase 1. Next up: mulching and carrots!