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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Garden Party - It's a Start!

We got started on our fall garden this weekend!  I started with this:

And a bunch of newspapers.  I used the newspaper to make little pots in which to plant the seeds.  And here they are!

I started with the peas and 1/3 of the lettuce.  I'll plant the at intervals so that (hopefully) we'll have lettuce to harvest throughout the fall.

I'll be planting carrots, onions and broccoli next month.  That should give us some nice fall/winter veggies.  In theory.  ;-)

We also bought our tulip and daffodil bulbs to plant in the front beds for next spring.  They are so pretty, I'm not sure I can wait until spring to see them!

The Mr and I have been talking about making our garden bigger.  Maybe even building a greenhouse type structure to take advantage of some of the unused space in the yard.  That way we can grow more - maybe bell peppers, squash, more strawberries, carrots and potatoes next year?  Even some melons and pumpkins? We'll have to see - but planning it certainly is something to get excited about!

Though I've started the fall garden, we've still got plenty of summer left here in San Diego. Next week I hope to have some more veggies to harvest - come on back to see what we've got. In the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.


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  1. Okay now I'm even more jealous. You got started on your 'fall garden'. really does pay off to live in Southern California! If we don't start planting stuff in APRIL (Indoors no less!) we get nothing. And by this month, everything has been harvested because we'll soon get our first frost and it will be all downhill from there.

  2. So interesting to see what you can do in San Diego vs. me in the Pacific NW. We are starting to slow down for the most part and you can keep clicking away with different varieties.

  3. What a great start on your fall garden! I like your paper pots.

  4. I'm fall I'm pretty tired of gardening! You are lucky tho' to be able to grow plant material, nearly, year round. Thanks for your visit and comments.

  5. I hope your fall garden gives you lots of fall and winter veggies through your mild "cold" season! I planted my fall garden a few weeks ago and now I'm just anxiously waiting for them to grow big enough to harvest. It's really fun to see the new seedlings come up.

    I'm looking forward to reading more about your garden expansion. We're planning on expanding out vegetable gardening space, too. More veggies and less grass to mow - double bonus! :-)

  6. How exciting to be thinking about expansion. :-) We'll all be waiting to hear how it goes...and the fall garden, too!