Vegetable Garden Planting
Winter held on long this year, but it has finally come to an end. The birds are singing, and the colors of Spring have changed the landscape to that of a master’s fresh canvas. My hard work of past seasons pays off as I walk around my yard enjoying the beauty of my blossoming trees, shrubs and flowers. This year marks the first time that my Pink Dogwood and Crab Apple trees experience Spring in my yard, and they are especially wonderful to behold.
But Spring also brings a long list of yard work tasks. Top on my list is turning my planting beds and prepping my garden area. After doing so, I wait for the weather to warm enough for my cool weather crops of onions, peas, lettuce, radishes, and spinach to be planted.
Planting Seeds in Rows
Finally, in the last week of April, the ground was ready and I gladly dived in. I enjoy placing my seeds in perfect little rows by first pressing a long pipe or rod in the ground to make an impression to then place my seeds in. I find that this makes for a more pristine and orderly garden later in the season. For me, half the fun of a garden is how cool it looks and in showing it off to my friends.
I pushed the onions and peas in the ground about 1 inch, and gave the radishes, lettuce, and spinach just a mere sprinkling of dirt to cover. This was the first time I’ve grown spinach and I’m very pleased with the results so far. At only 3 weeks they are ready to selectively harvest the leaves. They look beautiful and I’m anxious to eat them in Wok Fried Spinach with Garlic this week.
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