08 April 2009

growing season

We've started our little seedlings for this year's huge, spacious, subsistence vegetable garden. Or, for our meager container garden that will again live out on our window ledge above the hustle & bustle of downtown urban living.

Are you also suffering from a severe lack of proper outdoor growing space? There are a lot of good books out there, but I picked up Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting, and I'm loving it. I wish there were more pretty pictures, but this guy really GETS urban life... some of the other books assume that even in a city you will still have access to a patch of land or large patio space. Fresh Food from Small Spaces tells you how to farm mushrooms in dark, spare closet space. Good things. Also a quick Google search will yield a lot of other good resources, if you are so inclined to grow some food yourself.

Anyway, back to the "garden" (term used loosely). Here's the family album.
Loads more pictures at my "grow" set on flickr. If you're into that kinda thing, feel free to follow along with the progress. For better garden bloggers, I recommend my homie at The Pale Gardener or Finny or anyone else you can find.

1 comment:

  1. YAAY! They look great! I have been soo busy I haven't gotten mine started yet! I have everything ready to go, I just need to find 1) time and 2) more than 2 hours in a 7 day period with sun.
    I am going the non-growing-light-route this year because my apartment has major sun almost all day. I'm hoping it will work out.


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