Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Journey Towards Self Sufficiency

Ok maybe not completely self sufficient, but we are going to be up to our ears in tomatoes and peppers if it warms up. I have been doing urban gardening research and reading a few interesting blogs to inspire me in the midst of the cold rainy weather we are having. Although designed for commercial farmers, the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture has lots of good information. Last year I sat on a community panel for them and met some very interesting, enthusiastic people. The other blog I have been reading lately provides some perspective from London. While our yard/garden is relatively small around here, it is huge compared with true urban gardeners.
Last weekend we transferred a few of the last tomatoes and peppers to pots. The first tomatoes planted in the garden got a little sunburned, but are starting to recover.

The summer squash, cucumbers, and these peas are up and heading towards the trellis. The salad box is looking good. First planting lettuce and spinach are coming along and the second planting is out of the ground. The radishes are getting close and the second planting is in the ground.

The first radishes out of the ground at 41 days. These are still a little small and will be ready in a week or so.

It was a very successful year for starting plants. These are all our extras. If you are looking for plant starts send me an email. We have heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, and hot peppers.

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