Seeds - Check
Markers - Check
Why markers? - well the garden is so big and I am planting so many different vegetables, and I am rotating my plants like a good gardener is supposed to do - so how else will I know where I planted what... where?
I know you can buy fancy garden markers at the garden centers, but I am just too cheap so I went to Walmart and bought myself a wood burning tool ( which I will be able to use on other projects as well ) and I found some very large "say ahhhh" sticks in the craft section and so I made my own...
These should last for a few years and if they don't I have a lot more sticks to make new ones.
Map - Check!
I really am not crazy - I know you are all thinking I'm over the top - but I need some sort of plan so I have a general idea where I am planting each vegetable. So I made a map...
It in no way accurately tells me how many rows of each vegetable I will be able to plant - but it does tell me where in the garden each vegetable will grow. Did you know that like people - not every plant gets along with it's neighbour? Apparently it is true. So I have done the plan with companion planting in mind. I am placing plants that get along close to each other... so yes - I need the map.
The garden is staked out so today I am starting to plant. The temps are warm enough and more importantly the over night lows are now warm enough - hopefully we won't get anymore frosty nights but you just never know in this corner of the world. I will cross my fingers and hope for the best.
It's cloudy and a bit windy, but we are not supposed to get any rain today so off I go to play in the dirt. It will probably take me a couple of days to get this done, but done it will be before the rains come at the end of the week.
Come back tomorrow - even though I will be planting I will have a very special post for you to read.