Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Hartman Garden Update - April 5, 2011

With a yard barely big enough to spread a picnic blanket on, we don't have much room for a true garden here. Plus, neither of us really have green thumbs or the desire to spend the long hours weeding, watering, and harvesting a true garden. But we do get a kick out of watching stuff grow, and I really love eating fresh, just picked veggies. So, we compromise by having a small container garden. Although the output is just enough to satisfy the cravings and not really enough to provide a lot of sustenance, we have been pretty successful with tomatoes, peppers, snap peas, various greens, and various herbs in the past.

Our average last freeze date in the DC area is April 15, so I'll be finishing up the planting in a couple weeks. So far we have some cold-loving things in... from left to right: arugula, lettuce, sugar snap peas (back), onions (front), and spinach.

1 comment:

Jess said...

Hooray for container gardening! Our last freeze date here in MN is much later than yours, but I'm hoping to get some seeds started indoors. I did trim our cherry and plum trees and uncovered the blueberry shrubs. We still have patches of snow to deal with however, so I'll have to hold off on any full-on gardening. For now, I'll just try and keep things protected from the bunnies.


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