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The Garden in March

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Last year, while living on a farm, I was told by one of my farm-mates to “just throw some seeds in the ground” in March. So, my inexperienced farm-girl self did so, and somehow, by the end of the summer, I had three separate overgrown but bustling gardens full of tomatoes, peppers, squash, cilantro, basil, and oregano. With this, I discovered the easily addictive quality of a garden plot.

This year, I’m hoping to do something more well thought-out – less squash, more lettuce, rotating veggies, etc – I’m even going as far as to plant a few perennials so that it’s much less prep and more product year after year.

About 1 1/2 weeks ago, I sectioned off a sizable plot running along the fence in our backyard, and threw a few seeds in some indoor pots, including tomatoes, peppers, oregano, rosemary, basil, thyme, and sage.

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Last March, it took about 3 months for me to see anything sprout, inside or outside. This March, I saw these sprouts (below)  come up exactly 7 days after planting them! I have no idea what I did right.

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Outside on the same day, I planted lettuce, kale, onion bulbs, spinach, sugar snap peas, some sort of snow pea-type thing, a few flowers, and carrots. I’m not too optimistic about the outside group, as it snowed yesterday:

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The garden is on the far right side of this picture, running along the fence, about 4 feet wide. It extends beyond the bottom-right of the photo to about double the length of what you see here.

So, this is our garden in March. I’m planting some pimentos to make Jim happy, and have plans for asparagus, strawberries, and blackberries.

Spring awaits!

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Written by catthrasher

March 3, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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  1. Great plan Cat! I will have to have a seed swapping date with you before long 🙂

    Kathryn Wagner

    March 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm


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