4.06.2009

Planting Time!



One of the benefits of living in San Diego is one can garden year round. My garden is my sanctuary so forgive me if my gardening blog spills over into my San Diego blog but I'm so excited - it's planting time!!

My dear sweet patient husband and I built this double raised bed this weekend. We have a large back yard and It killed me to keep the grass green while San Diego is experiencing drought conditions. I'd rather water something we can eat so we dug up a portion of the grass for this 2nd raised bed. I can't wait to fill it with veggies. We have another raised bed where we have onions, spinach, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant growing. It provided all of our salad greens through out the winter.

Try a garden of your own - it's so rewarding!

For San Diego Gardeners:
Per Sunset Magazine, Coastal gardeners (in Sunset climate zones 21-24) can continue to plant quick-maturing, cool-season crops, including chard, leaf lettuces, radishes, and spinach. Inland (zones 18-21), switch to warm-season crops such as beans, corn, cucumber, eggplant, melons, peppers, summer and winter squash, and tomatoes. In the high desert (zone 11), wait a few more weeks; frost is still a possibility.

Plant beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lima beans, melons, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and other warm-season crops. Delay planting two to four weeks in the high desert (Sunset climate zone 11) where frost is still a possibility. Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is a great seed source for less common varieties.

13 comments:

Jacob said...

Congratulations on your project - very worthy, indeed!

It is interesting that our daughter is visiting from Ft. Lauderdale and not 30 minutes ago she told me she plans to build some boxes in her backyard and grow vegetables!

Great minds really do run in the same circles!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh Nancy! It is so great!It reminds me my childhood,my father was a great gardener and we had always fresh vegetables in our table.Many thanks for sharing this wonderful post!Lucky Nancy!
Great work!
Leia :-)

Lois said...

Your gardening blog can spill over any time!

Free Spirit said...

Good for you. what a conservationist you are when it comes to water. What a wonderful idea. Less grass, lower water bills and grocery bills and in return a basket full of veggies. I lov eit. My husband loves to garden but it is too hard in Reno. I cannot wait to see how it grows.I hop ethat someday we can meet. Thanks for making my head big again on my blog. mmmmmwahhhhh!!!!

Barb said...

Oh Nancy, you had a very productive week-end,can't wait to see photos of your veggies.We had a very windy week-end and since last night very chilly weather which always seems to happen here right before easterHave a great day....Barb

Linnea W said...

I'm sure you'll grow lots of delicious things in the raised bed! I agree with you - get rid of the water consuming grass and grow stuff you can eat...good luck!

Louise said...

Color me green with envy! First that you are planting NOW. Second that you have room for more than one of those! No complaints here about gardening posts!

Pam said...

You did a great job! Every time I plant tomatoes here, the bugs get them before I do:)

magiceye said...

gardening sure is a reconnect to nature!

Bergson said...

What happiness to have a husband who tinker

gardening is good for morale when done. and good for health

Z said...

I agree with your comment 'I'd rather water something we can eat'. Good for you! Best of luck with the edibles!

B Squared said...

Our growing season is just ending. The Sun is too intense here in the Summer.

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Lucky, lucky you... this morning we woke to 3 inches of snow. Will spring ever get here? Well, counting my blessings, I can live vicariously through you. Thanks...