Wednesday, March 2, 2011

And the Gardening Year Begins

Here at Empty Nest Gardens Spring is in the Air.  With temperatures in the 70's it was a good day to plant onions.
My planting area is 8 foot by 3.5 foot.  I started by added 2 bags (3 cubic feet total) of Miracle Gro Garden Soil.  I turned it into the soil using a garden fork then using a garden rack I smoothed out the surface.
I bought 4 bunches of Texas Supersweet onion plants ($1 per bunch).  These are my favorite, they are so sweet and mild.  This is the only type of onion I plant. 

Just using my finger I poke a hole in the soil and insert one onion plant.  I do this over and over and over until they are all planted.  I water them in well and insert my onion label that a friend gave me years ago.  I should be eating green onions in about 4-6 weeks...yum yum.
In the garden a sure sign of spring are the blooming daffodils.  Aren't these just gorgeous?

I need to go pick a few daffys for my daughter.
Until next time,


Jackie said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Send some of that spring my way! We have so long until we get there. The snow here is still about 1.5 feet deep.

Sonia said...

I love daffodils...they just make me smile and I know spring is almost here!! Pretty pictures!!

Miss Bloomers

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful, beatuiful flowers! I am so happy for you that you have spring time now. Good luck with your onions :-)