After the holiday season I can’t really explain the need for the cold weather. I mean its back to work, back to school no more snuggling with no waking hours set on the alarm therefore it means we have to get out in it. Thats why the first sunny day I see I get out in my garden and start creating life (with a little help from the sun and rain).
One day I was sitting at home wanting a salad but not wanting to go to the store and I thought to myself ” how awesome would it be if I could go outside and pick my salad”. After that thought I decided….why can’t I and it was all downhill from there! I got a four square above ground garden box and decided to make my salad dream a reality. Since then I have expanded my little back yard garden into a full produce section of the grocery store.
Only a few things are needed,
- the proper temperature
My garden would be considered an organic garden. I make my own compost and I don’t use any chemicals in my yard. I like to harvest my seeds as I eat my fruits and veggies. I chop up my salads then set the tomato, cucumber and pepper seeds aside in a little planter with some potting soil and in a few days a sprout will start sprouting. Theres always the option of heading to the local store and grabbing some packaged seeds.
I have found growing your salad ingredients is the easiest if you are a beginner. Most of the ingredients are pretty hardy and can grow whether on your apartment/condo balcony or your oversized back yard.
So lets get started
- choose a container or ground location for your garden thats 4×4 and gets full sun at least 6 hours a day
- clear weeds and add potting or garden soil
- spread your seeds giving each one adequate space needed for a full grown plant
- sprinkle a light layer of garden soil over the seeds (no more than 1/2 inch)
- water until the soil looks like it is compacting
- water daily
You can look forward to sprouts within days and fruit or veggie yield within 75 days and joy fresh eating from then on.
Happy Eating from Lisa’s Lane