Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring is Here, Time to Start the Seedlings

I am so excited about spring being here (as if it isn't obvious enough with my daily babble about that fact) not only because hello, the warm weather in Utah is on its way but because for the first year ever, I am going to embark on a new adventure...vegetable gardening!!!  This is not to take away my weekly visits to the local farmer's markets nor is it to replace my commitment to buying and supporting locally, but it's going to hopefully not only save us a little money but also ensure that my veggies ARE organic.  In addition, I'm hoping that having veggies readily available will increase our healthy food intake because let's face it, we don't always choose the better to eat:)

So here in Utah, if you want to grow a vegetable garden from seed you need to start now if you haven't already.  In the last week, I've begun this task.  I purchased organic seeds and organic soil good for growing vegetables. Although buying organic is more costly than the alternative, I gratefully have a ton of seed left over for next year's harvest. 

I can't wait to see the little guys grow!  This was actually so much fun for me to do and Park loves to help me water them.  I have them sitting in a window that stays bright most of the time.

In addition, we are planning a raised garden bed.  We are gathering the supplies we need to hopefully, HOPEFULLY, build in the next couple of weekends (pending my very busy husband;)  I have a few fantastic web sites to help us with the construction details:   (thanks Jenny!)

One more thing, we are also beginning to compost.  Yay!!!  I can't believe it has taken me this long to start but in my defense, I've been waiting for a house with a proper yard for such.  This compost will be rich and fertile to help my veggies grow (probably not this summer but for years to come).  Below is a good source for a basic introduction to composting:                                                     

Just another day workin' on a sustainable life:)  Ok...more later.  Wish us luck!!!

Mommy Bridget

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Gardening, regardless of the outcome, can be so therapuetic! I am excited for you! Now, if I can just get the greenhouse I want...we'll be in business! I can't wait to see your garden. Love you!