Garden Art

My biggest project for the past week has been thinking about and working on my new vegetable garden. I am still knitting away on my socks (and a simple Kleen Kanteen water bottle cover I'm designing that has snuck into my knitting rotation,) but with warm sunny days like we've been having, it's hard not to spend all my time making garden plans and sowing seeds. The seedlings I planted are just three weeks old and I am starting to harden them off so I can plant them next week. 

I am going to employ the bio-intensive garden method for my front-yard vege garden and the book How to Grow More Vegetables... has become my bible. I am working to double-dig 4 100 square-foot beds over the next month and I will definitely be in better shape by the end of it. I have good incentive to at least finish the first one as it's time to put out peas, onions, spinach and other early crops. 

I just love the cedar planting flats I borrowed from a friend and in researching kits to make some of my own, I came across on Andrew's Reclaimed on etsy. I like the sturdy simplicity of their herb planter box: 

Wood Herb Planter

And look- you can make 10 sturdy, long-lasting flats of your own with their kits! Very cool. The cedar they use is re-planed recycled Western Red Cedar. I used plastic growing trays for years but the wood flats I am using now feel so much more special and they are really lovely to use. 

Kit for 10 seed flats

This is my favorite time of the gardening year and I am pleased I have the time, space and energy to savor it.