Yesterday (01/12/10) I planted another six pack of various seeds.
Three lettuce varieties: Hyper Red Rumple, Merlot, and Arugula
Then some chard: one lucullus and two Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Probably still a little early but I couldn't help myself. I read that you can transplant the chard when the lows average at a minimum 28-32 degrees. Based on the averages for Boulder, that won't happen until the first or second week in March. But, thats why I have a cold frame. Plus, chard is very cold resistant and if there was a colder night, they could be saved with some cover. I could even play around with some of the spare windows I collected and create something similar to that in the photo. That way, if it did snow again, which it will probably do a lot of in March, at least the crops will be safe. The windows will create a greenhouse effect as well and warm the soil slightly.
This is a blog that I started as a resource for my gardening adventures. I hope to add to this blog each year as I continue to garden and, hopefully, get better at it by utilizing the information here as well as learning from my past experiences. You will also find some writings in the earliest posts in regards to some of my beliefs in regards to how we, as people, should garden, farm, and eat. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to chat more about these topics. Thank you for stopping by!
I will try to keep a running total of all costs associated with gardening.
December 2009 - $17, cold frame January 2010 - $9, seeds, soil, small pots -$4, two herb starters, ($2 sunny $) -$3, soil February 2010 - $10, fence material -$11, huge bag of Black Gold soil March 2010 - $5, fence material