Ok, so as I was daydreaming about the garden, how I can't wait to dig in and get dirty, I was struck with a thought. Uh, I have no dirt! I haven't got a clue about where to find it. I know a landscaper would be an obvious choice, but I am worried about the price. Where did all of you with raised beds find your dirt??
Today I made 32 seed mats using the tutorial from Granny over at Annie's Kitchen Garden. It really is simple to do, relatively quick, and I am definitely down with the not wasting seed thing. I would like to waste as little as possible, considering the costs going into the garden start up this year (yikes!) Anyways, I made mats (4 each) of Purple Haze carrots, Danver's Half Long carrots, Rainbow carrots, Javelin parsnips, and several lettuces, Black Seeded Simpson, 4 Seasons Red, Lolla Rosa, and Tetue De Nimes (all are leaf lettuces, I still have to make mats for the romaine lettuce.)
The Plant-Eating-She-Devil Punkin and her sidekick Miss Scaredy Pants Charlotte (no pics because she is so elusive) have been feasting on my kale and broccoli plants (which will now need to be replanted from seed), and have succumbed to the dreaded over eating syndrome - cat puke. It's gross, but they never seem to learn their lesson, do they?