We planted seeds this weekend indoors and out. Instead of trying to grow seeds in the bathtub, I built a platform for my seed trays out of IKEA shoe shelves on top of a table (it teeters, it totters but it won’t fall down!) and put them in front of our windows in a back bedroom. So far, so good.
In January, when we planted seeds in the trays and put them in the tub, the plants got too leggy and I gave up after noticing mold in the dirt. This time, we are going to try to grow the seeds with natural light and use a spray bottle instead of the shower head. I have always had a problem with excess.
We decided to rip out the grass in the front yard and use the space for growing veggies. We want it to look, someday, like this. We had the dirt delivered on Friday and had good intentions of building raised beds this weekend to shovel the dirt into and voila! Garden done. Not so fast. We managed a few things, and like usual, our eyes were bigger than our muscles.
Eventually, we are going to add 2 more raised beds for a total of 5 and I want to create a circular garden patch like this. We have the dirt. Now, we will build and dig and plan. And, lay down from exhaustion. Which is why we did not get farther along this weekend.
We did transfer the baby spinach out of the covered bed to an uncovered one. In the uncovered bed, we have spinach starts and planted radish seeds. In the covered bed, we planted lettuce seeds.
We did have a gorgeous weekend and it was great to be outside planting things that we know full well could freeze in March or even April. Stefan thinks that this teaser week of February sun that happens every year is the reason people stay in Oregon. I tend to agree.