Bugs bunny would be disappointed because I harvested all of the carrots from the sowing in March. There was variety in size, but they looked gorgeous. There were four distinct carrots that appeared to have some kind of problem as they were broken open. If you happen to know why, I would love to hear from you.
|Digging for Taters!|
|Found em. Now what?|
|Dig some more!|
|Organize the loot and let them dry for an hour.|
|The first sowing of carrots.|
I think I found this idea on Pinterest, but you can cut up toilet paper and paper towel rolls to grow your seedlings. I prepped some rolls for when I start my midsummer planting. I used a half of a water bottle as my dirt dropper thing-a-ma-jigger. It worked great, especially when combined with my son's faux screwdriver. Just poke it down through the bottle with the cap off and dirt comes out beautifully. To be honest, it would have been much easier to just pour dirt out of a bag and accepted that it would get a bit messy. However, I love to make an easy job hard because of my neurotic tendencies. The charm of having a dirt dropper thing-a-ma-jigger and the feeling that I'm clever when I'm not makes it all worth the extra work. One point universe, zero points me.
There is a method of growing vegetables called keyhole gardening. It is simple and smart because it utilizes its own space efficiently. The center consists of a wire tube that holds compost and continues to receive new trimmings which in turn feeds the surrounding dirt and plants. I enlisted the help of my son which made this task memorable.
|Work in progress.|
|Stopping to pick peas|
|"Look, more peas"|
|Proof that he eats his veggies.|
|Bush Beans get two thumbs up!|
|First tomato sighting|
|Added dead trimmings from a fig tree to support the bush beans.|
"God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done."
This is so true.