So far, this garden has been fun. I can't imagine how awesome it's going to be once sprouts start to emerge. Of course, I have a lot of learning to do, but I learn by doing. Starting this garden reminded me of planning my wedding, and it also reminded me of learning about pregnancy, labor, and caring for a baby (I'm growing my first--and probably only baby--right now.) At first, all of the details are overwhelming, and even more so because they are time sensative. After a while, understanding the tasks seems less daunting. Beginning is difficult, but the information is getting more cohesive to me. These are my thoughts, as a new gardener. I hope you follow me.
I planted the Snow Peas, Kale, Chard, Spinach, and Broccoli. If it frosts again, I will throw down some blankets and pray. The empty spaces are for the Onions (growing indoors), Watermelon, Corn, and Zucchini (the last three will be planted in late May/June.) Wish me luck. It was hard work, but fun:
I used my plan and measured everything out. I need some sort of trellis or poles for the snow peas. I also need to take note as to which plants need to be thinned once they sprout.
Sowing indoors (they are outside in the sunshine right now) are Chives, Oregano, Basil, Cilantro, and Onions. I'm adding the herbs to a small bed I have going next to the house, where there is already Parsely, Mint, and Lavender out in full force (I planted these last year.) I may try to work the Chives in with the Onions in the "big" garden.