April 7, 2012

garden plot update

2012.04_early spring garden

I've been negligent about posting about our garden plot this spring. Here it is as of today. In mid March we double-dug and added 3 bags of compost/manure plus worm castings. At that time, there were some survivors from fall plantings of arugula and lettuce, including enough arugula for one delicious arugula wrap.

2012.04_arugula survivors

We switched from a path to two stone spots, which I think will give us more maneuverability while taking up less space.

Here is our master plan:

2012.04_garden plan

Note the coordinate system... A3... you sunk my radicchio!

So far we have planted: arugula, radicchio, dill, lettuce, leeks, beets, radishes, carrots, red onion, kohlrabi, chard, kale, echinacea, chamomile, spinach, and parsley.

And are enjoying our perennials, some of which were gifted to us last fall: hyssop, chocolate mint, echinacea, thyme, oregano, sage, chives.

The exploding chives bring joy to the early spring—their strength is admirable.


  1. Wow, this is elaborate! And such variety! Are you also planning to subscribe to a CSA?

    1. Yes, we will be doing a CSA.

      Our goal this year is to add more variety!