It’s the week of June 1st here. Not to be confused with the first week of June. We may be pushing the envelope a bit planting our garden, but the weather is telling us that it won’t get into the 30’s anymore at night (at least in the next week which will become the first week of June). Also, when I walk the dogs I see plenty of neighbors with their plants in the ground. Thus, I am inspired to get things going outside.
Plan A had us starting our garden inside this year. Spoiler-it was a total bust. Out of everything planted only about 4 pots of plants have taken root. Here’s the carnage:
The high plains and altitude-from what I have read, seen, and heard-makes it tough to start from seed unless you have a properly functioning green house. I was slightly disappointed with out results when our ambitious goal was shattered.Until I talked to my wise mentor, who has plenty of experience living in this area. She simply plants the seeds straight into the ground. I had a renewed hope today after hearing that.
I had planned on putting beans, peas, and carrots straight into the ground. But, she suggested everything-lettuce, spinach, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes. Or at least doing peppers and tomatoes in pots.
So, we forge ahead with the new plan of planting into the ground straight from seed. We started turning up the soil today and got the tomato plants in the ground with their solar heaters. Tomorrow the seeds will be put in. Cross your fingers, I need a garden to tend this summer.
Do you keep a garden? I love playing around in the garden outside in the summer. Sounds cliche-but it teaches me patience, and perseverance.
What’s the easiest for you to plant? Eggplant, zucchini, and squash have always done awesome for me. Apparently they do not grow well in this climate.
Any tips for planting or growing? I use coffee grounds on my hibiscus and it love me. I know this because it is blooming.
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