Monday, February 9, 2009

Spring Fever

The recent warm spell here in Georgia has brought out the Spring fever in our house. Couple that with the euphoria that comes from the massive boost in egg production from our chickens and we've caught the self-sustaining bug again. And that means it's time to get our garden started.

Despite our currently blissful weather pattern, this is Georgia we're talking about and we've been known to get a random snow in February and we can't quite risk getting the garden into the ground quite yet.

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So, this weekend we picked up one of the Ultimate Growing Systems and a plant growing light bulb from Home Depot and we're getting our garden started in the basement so we can plant it outside once the weather becomes a bit more predictable.

We've got room in this kit to get 72 plants growing and since it magically self-waters the plants all we have to do is make sure they get the right amount of light and when our official spring season arrives we'll have our garden on the right track.

So far, here's a list of our 2009 garden plans. We'll be growing:

*Green Beans
*Banana Peppers
*Bell Peppers

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Linda said...

That is so awesome!! Fresh herbs and veggies for the summer. Too cool. Great Tackle.

Susie said...

Great tackle! Your garden plan is almost identical to mine. I can't wait to get going!!

Anonymous said...

How neat! We have a winter garden planted but were in Texas so we dont worry about snow, but I am glad to hear that there is another option.

Anonymous said...

I just planted jalapeno seeds in the hopes of having yummy pico de gallo...except wikihow tells me that i have to wait 12 weeks just for the seeds to germinate, much less grow into plants and give me jalapenos. I'm so running out to the Walmart this weekend :) ekw

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I am in N. GA and all this warm weather has me itching to get my hands in the dirt. Now it is worse. Gee, thanks! LOL Great tackle.