Friday, April 15, 2011

Sowing Seeds in the Raised Bed

I finally got a moment to sow some seeds in my raised bed this afternoon. The sugar snap peas went in, as did two rows each of spinach, carrots, and a mesclun mix, plus four rows of kale (a big hit in this house).

Now I know the attractions of timed venting systems on greenhouses. Trying to remember to (or getting a chance to) get out there and open up the roof vent in the morning and close it in the evening is a challenge.

A couple of pix of the garden in its current state: crocuses and chiondoxa.


  1. Hi, thought you might be interested in this upcoming event at O'Donal's in case you hadn't heard:

    O’Donal’s 5th Annual “Organic Workshop”
    Saturday & Sunday April 30 - May 1
    FREE Organic Workshop and learn about composting, planting and growing organically,
    natural pest and weed control, benevolent bugs for your garden, solar and wind power.

    Speakers and topics will include:
    Kevin Kearns – Tropical Plants for the Home and Patio
    Lois Stack – Edible Landscapes
    Deb Soule – Biodynamics
    Tom Atwell – How I’ve become a better gardener and other stories
    Betsy-Ann Golon – Companion Planting: Herbs, vegetable and flowers in harmony
    Rick Churchill – A Landscape that is Sustainable is Attainable
    Steve Eveld – Organic Orchards
    Jeff O’Donal – Daylilies

    O’Donal’s Nursery. 6 County Road Gorham,Maine 04038

    Thanks, Steve Pennisi

  2. Thanks, Steve. I actually was just at O'Donal's yesterday, touring the grounds and ultimately buying a book on organic pest/disease control. It's always a pleasure to visit.