This past weekend I ripped all the remaining veggies/herbs out of The Box, amended and tilled the soil, then planted seeds and seedlings. It feels good to have the spring garden under weigh!
I enjoy growing herbs and veggies from seed. This time, I broke down and bought a bunch of Bonnie starter plants. Then of course, I also planted some seeds...watermelon, radish, slow bolt cilantro, green onion, etc.
I must say, I was once again disappointed with my tomatoes. They got caterpillars or worms and white powdery mildew. The peppers all did great. I love growing peppers.
In 2013, when I planted the fall crop, I tried to cultivate or till the soil. I also added 2 bails of peat moss and a few bags of manure, plus some granular fertilizer. This time around, I knew my hand tiller would break my back, so I broke down and bought an electric tiller. I really love it and I would recommend to anyone with a raised bed greater than 12 sq ft. My garden is 4 x 25. I made one pass to loosen the soil. Then, I dumped 3 bags of manure, 1 bag peat moss, 1 bag of fertilizer. I made another pass to incorporate the new stuff with the old stuff. I reconnected the drip irrigation and voila! So excited to see how it progresses this season.