Spring is officially here....today we enjoyed 88 degrees during a beautiful sunny day...yeah!
I wish I could have stayed home and got some gardening done.
I love gardening in my spare time and on weekends. I enjoy planting vegetables, herbs and flowers. I also have started a strawberry patch, planted several raspberry bushes and a couple of blueberry bushes.
I am still in the learning stages with the raspberries, since this is my first spring when I needed to trim them to about 3 ft high, and discarded the old branches, as fruits only produce for two years on the same branch.
I am a frugal gardener, making my own compost out of fruit and vegetable scraps, and egg shells. I do not use any chemicals to suplement the nutrients in the soil. Currently my garden has "mushroom soil" which is very rich and the plants love it. Eventually I will need to add more mushroom soil, or cow manure.
This year I plan to save some space in my garden, and plant my Squash and Zucchini in pots, next to my garden. I never tried this before, so I hope it will work. I would like to hear from other gardeners who tried that method before, and how it worked out for them.
I also seeded some green and red peppers indoors, to get started with seadlings for my garden, rather than from seeds, so they have a good start and take less time to mature. I am very excited about these, as I never tried planting peppers before.
I am looking forward to some sunny, warm weekends so I can start planting.