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Dirt & plants, it’s that time again! 
 
Apr. 6, 2010 11:26 am 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2010 10:19 am
Spring is here in Seattle (well, sort of) and I thought I should start gardening again. I’ve had lots of success in the past couple of years with my patio garden – growing everything from lettuce to jalapenos.
Last year’s garden consisted of the following:
Lettuce (this year I need to space out when I plant them)
Spinach
Chives
Jalapenos
Bell peppers
Sweet peas
Tomatoes
Strawberries (only a couple though)
Basil (it failed miserably)
Thai chilies
Endives (not being the variety I liked)
Cilantro
Carrots (they were real “baby” carrots as I dumped a whole pack of seeds into a small pot)
Garlic
I know there were a few more things but I can’t remember what they were – my patio looked like a mini jungle.
Oh, and you can’t forget the grass I’ve been growing and maintaining for my dog! It’s a 2x3 foot patch, grown on oil pans (I know, I should’ve started a business).
I’ve moved to a bigger place this year, which means a BIGGER patio. There’s so much space to grow plants I’m actually not quite sure what else I should grow!
Garden this will start out with the following:
Red leaf lettuce
Spinach
Walla Walla onions
Better Boy tomatoes
Grape tomatoes
Blackberry bush (or is it tree?)
Sweet peas
Strawberries
Asparagus
Carrots
Pumpkin (not even sure if I can do this in a pot, we’ll see)
Basil
Cilantro
 Jalapenos
 
So all of that doesn’t even cover ½ the space I have! Please give me suggestions on what I can plant & a few tips to go along with it.
All of the gardening I’ve done has been all by trial and error – I don’t really have time to read books or watch videos. If it can go in the ground and grow, I’m going to try it!
 
Stir things up!
Jen
Empty garden bed to fill!
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All the starters I bought on Sunday.
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Blackberry bush
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Lettuce - Spinach - Walla Walla Onions
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Tomatoes
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Sweet Peas
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Comments
Apr. 6, 2010 1:11 pm
Oh how i wish i was good at growing things... No green thumb here lol.. Looks like you are off to a great start!! Ever thought about cucumbers?
 
Apr. 6, 2010 1:23 pm
You're on to a great start: if you have the space try an additional squash besides your pumpkin...spaghetti, yellow, acorn, zuccini, winter. Remember, they are grown best on mounds of dirt not flat.
 
Jen 
Apr. 7, 2010 9:01 am
Sillasmiles - I did them last year but couldn't eat them fast enough. I'm going to give them another try this year & probably just bring them into work. Maybe I could try pickling them! Jayo51 - thanks, I think I have the perfect spot for the pumpkin and the squash!
 
Apr. 7, 2010 10:19 am
homemade pickles are sooo good!! Its worth a try:-)
 
 
 
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