Well this week I'm going to start...a little late...my backyard garden. Right now it's all yucky looking with dead plants and compost piles, but in a few weeks those brown piles of crap will be sprouting with green!
Since we're still in danger of frost, I'm going to start some plants indoors. I have a variety of plants, staples that I stick to every year like tomatoes, peppers, beans, onions, lettuce, carrots, spinach, peas and a variety of herbs. I'm getting a little adventurous though and I'm adding to my list of home grown goodies potatoes, shallots and cucumbers. This should be fun.
Not all of these seeds should be started indoors. I'm going to plant the lettuce, spinach, onions, shallots potatoes and carrots right in the soil when the time is right. The rest gets planted in my handy dandy indoor greenhouse available at Walmart- how'd you like that endorsement?
The little greenhouse is a very easy way to start seeds and it fits so nicely on my window sill. When the seedlings are ready to be transplanted outside, it's shamefully easy to lift them right out of the flat and put them into the ground.
This weekend I'm going to be turning the soil in the garden and planting my onions...I should have had them in the ground by Saint Patty's day. Oh well better late than never I always say...actually I don't say that...ever.