I have been m making a lot of progress in my new vegetable garden. Everything is planted and I am seeing lots of progress. Although I think I need to stop checking for new growth multiple times a day. I doubt staring at my plants will make anything grow faster!
I bought some plants at an amazing nursery in Los Angeles called Two Dog Organic Nursery. It's the only certified organic nursery in LA and everyone there is so nice! I bought lettuce, corn, beets, pumpkin, squash, carrots and more tomato plants there. I know, more tomato plants? In a few months I will be inundated with home grown tomatoes. Oh darn. By then I will have researched how to can fresh tomatoes!
I also bought two blueberry bushes at the nursery. The berries are delicious! I doubt whether any ripe blueberries will ever make it in to the house. They have become my "gardening treat!"
The drip system is in but we haven't turned it on yet. We had lots of rain last week and the beds are still quite damp.
I also figured out how to tag my plants. At first I thought I would write the names on wooden popsicle sticks with a sharpie. But I had some that came with a few of my tomato plants and the writing has already disappeared. Luckily I found some copper markers at Home Depot. They cost $2.94 for a four pack and I used my metal letter stamps to add the names of my vegetables. I will warn you the stamping of letters is very labor intensive but it is so worth it. They look great!
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