Even though this month started with snow and some of the coldest weather that we get around here, the weather has begun to turn and gardening has begun.
If you would like to learn more about my planning for my garden this year check out my last garden post here where I did a garden haul, planned what I am going to be planting, and started some prep.
We have renewed our garden plot for the year already and will be attending a general meeting this weekend to find out about any updates and how gardening may be affected this year. We are hoping that we will have access to the garden shed and shared tools this year, but since it was the city and not the garden that locked the shed up last year we will have to wait for the city’s decision on what they are doing.
Now most of my seeds aren’t ready to be planted yet, but I was able to start a few things. I started my first few seedlings inside by planting some leeks. I have never grown leeks before so this is a new experience for me, but I have started them in my little containers inside.
For the first time I bought specific dirt meant for seedlings. I don’t know if this will help at all, but I figured that it couldn’t hurt so I will try it out.
Nigel and I also made our way to our garden plot since we cleaned it up last October. I had planted onions in the fall hoping that they would grow, but there is nothing there at all so that was not successful. But that is okay. We did find a radish that we missed earlier and survived the winter however!
Since we were only going to planting one thing for now and it was still quite cold out, we did not clean up the full garden all at once. We just moved the pots to the other side of the garden and weeded along the trellis where we are planting peas.
Peas like the cooler weather so it is okay to plant them already and we did so with our brand new seeding square. This is a device that helps you plant seeds perfectly spaced apart and easily create holes and we loved it. It was so easy for one of us to go down the row poking holes and the other person to place a seed in each hole.
We also tested out our new gardening equipment and they worked great. Once we covered up the holes I marked the peas with a sign and we were done for the day.
Now I know this was a bit of a slow garden update, but it will definitely speed up next month when a lot more seeds will be planted, both in the ground and as seedlings and we start to really see some signs of spring.
How is your garden planning going? Have you planted any seeds or seedlings yet? What are you most excited to grow this year?