Start seeds inside: broccoli, cauliflower, onion, leeks, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, parsley, celery, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes are all started. I've had a learning curve with my new heat mats that resulted in some seedling causalities. We've had some really warm days and without a thermostat I cooked the seedlings! Next year I need a thermostat. Starting seeds outside: I planted some peas and spinach this month
- Harden off: Well, I would have done this, but the leeks, onions, and parsley that should have started getting use to outdoor weather were cooked by the heat mat.
Clean up beds: This seems like a never ending project, but I did do a bit of weeding this month. Build raspberry bed: I did build a 8'x2' bed for the raspberries and it is in the ground, but not filled with soil and manure yet. Prettify thepotting shed: This was partially done. We put up the lattice around the shed's foundation. However, I didn't finish painting the shelves (ran out of paint), make the workbench skirt, or make a window box.
- Finish potting shed bed: I need to get some topsoil and mix in manure to get the new bed ready for planting. This didn't happen. Part of the problem was the brakes on the truck decided to stop working! They are fixed now, so hopefully this will happen in March.
Make a bee mason house: I did make this and I will post the project and pictures very soon.
- Start on the path to the garden: Well, the only thing I can say I did was use a hose to outline where I want the path. No digging has happened yet.
- Clean garden tools: I didn't get to this last month, so maybe
FebMarch will be the time to do it.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Revisiting February Garden Goals
Remember how productive I was in January? Well, keep that in mind as I recap my Feb garden goals.