Tuesday, March 05, 2013


rather than doing the traditional sewing of a cover crop this winter, i left most of the garden as-is over the winter to see what would make it and what this maritime growing season was all about . . . well, here's how my experiment played out.

BED #1

full of leeks, beets, onions, rosemary, garlic, lavendar, arugula, lettuces, broccoli, brussels sprouts, chard, and several kinds of kale!  (no carrots, thanks to the dog who raided the garden and ATE THEM ALL)

BED #2

the big empty patch was where my tomatoes had been - i guess i could have sewn a cover crop there, but i never got around to it.  i have a few onions, a little kale and chard, happy sage, sad radishes and not so great broccoli/kale hybrid (this plant didn't fare well in my plot from the beginning - i let it go as a sacrifice to the predatory bugs as long as they stayed away from the rest of my plants).

for now, i am starting seeds indoors (see posts below), put in peas (some from seed saved from my sister's garden and some from territorial seed co, and am working on building a garden map based on companion planting and crop rotation.  it's like a big math problem and i am not good at math problems, so we'll see how it goes!!

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