A year ago today, I spent some time on a rainy afternoon searching for vegetable garden ideas and photos. I landed at Mike's Allotment (searched for vegetable garden photos and there was his blog), Clodhoppers (parsnip lessons), The Allotment Lady (and the "girls"), and Allotment 21 (now living at Veg Plot). Before the day was over, Petunia's Garden was launched! The garden was named this before the blog, and Petunia really is the snake that lives there.
Don't know that blogging has done much for the garden, but it has really helped me pay attention to the changes over the year and the critters that visit the garden. Your blogs and comments here have been a tremendous help, though!
Above, you see the early sprouters from last Saturday's planting. Tomatoes on the left, broccoli on the right. I wasn't going to use these little seed starting pellets, but I had some already. They've also allowed me to transfer these early sprouters to the window while the others stay on a slight heat source (ok, in the cabinet under the kitchen sink which gets warmed by the heat vent). It's the fennel and parsley seeds that seem to be taking longer. The parsley seeds are quite old but I had good results from some other older herb seeds last year.
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