Monday, March 26, 2012

Creating a Place to Garden

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The future garden

While I'm up here in Portland I still want to be able to garden! I'm at my parents house and this is really the only place that gets good sun. Its kinda hard to see but there is a line curving around the back were it will end. Its a lot smaller then what I am used to but I think that's for the best. I can really focus my time on learning more. The soil up here in their yard is clay so we will have to dig out a lot of it and replace it with some good stuff for growing.

Its a big project and we are starting a bit late but I grabbed a 12 pack starter and will get some seeds started this week. I will be starting claytonia, spinach, kale, swiss chard, red romaine lettuce, and deertongue lettuce. They already have a raised bed full of strawberries (I'm so excited for them...yummy) and we will have our herbs in pots on the deck. I have a lot to learn about growing up here but I am excited for a new challenge. My mom helps run a small community garden so I plan on helping out there and learning from other gardeners.

I did actually get to harvest something this week! Just a few twigs of rosemary to make some homemade conditioner...hey, its something! We are linking up with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday, a place for gardeners from all over the world to show off there harvests, check it out.

9 comments:

SunnyBeachJewelryGarden said...

It looks nice so far!
Good luck!

Norma Chang said...

Agree, a harvest no matter how small is still a harvest. Sounds like you have a good plan going.

Mary Hysong said...

looking good so far!

Liz said...

It looks like a nice area to plant up. Nice brick work.

Daphne said...

My last yard was heavy clay. I gardened in it, but it was hard to do. I'm so much happier with my current soil.

Andrea said...

Even a small garden can produce quite a lot of veggies and provide so much enjoyment......love gigging in the dirt. The community garden sounds great and a great way to find out what grows best in your area.Enjoy!

Bee Girl said...

How wonderful that you'll have a spot to play in the dirt :-) And yes, any harvest is a good harvest!

Barbie said...

How great that you'll have a place to get dirty. ;-) The community garden will undoubtedly be a source of nutrition for the soul as well as the belly. Good luck!

SPC said...

Don't forget the SPC Community Garden has space for you to grow! www.spcgarden.org

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