Sunday, 15 April 2012
Time to get growing! April is the month to get excited about growing your own veggies and herbs. The weather forecast in Ontario looks good so here's to a great growing season!
Once you have your raised bed garden from Green Gourmet Gardens, fill with 1/3 compost (for nutrients), 1/3 peat moss (for moisture retention) and 1/3 coarse vermiculite (for moisture retention and aeration) measured by volume and not weight. The reason why we recommend this mix is because it holds moisture in raised bed gardens. For any existing gardens once you have the mix, every spring add more compost.
The next step would be to section off your garden into one foot squares. We use either household string or garden twine to mark off the one foot squares. The following is an example.
Once your garden is set-up, April is a great month to seed for the following vegetables; lettuce, spinach, green garlic, salad greens, radishes, green onions and peas. These vegetables can tolerate frost and even a little snow.......and hopefully the snow is gone! Essentially, they prefer cooler temperatures.
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We would like to send out a special thank you to all our customers! We are starting our deliveries this week.
The Green Gourmet Gardens Team