Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday Roundup

Welcome Spring! I've missed you! As the season changes I'm getting ready for more attempts at growing food, and a chance to expand upon Green endeavors as suddenly we can return to outside. Last year about this time my husband build me a nice double sized above ground garden to supplement the pots, containers, and one side garden I had. Round about this time I'm exploring books to get more ideas one how to do more, use less, and return to what is simple.

Are you reading any tasty books about Spring or planting? Any new Green titles on your shelf - or maybe just feedback on books you are enjoying from our list? Spring into action and give up some comment love for our Monday roundup.

6 comments:

Heather @ SGF said...

You're beds look nice! What did you end up planting in them?

I just stared "Cradle to cradle." I seem to be reading lots of eco books lately. I already have two ready for next week... :)

Going Crunchy said...

I did well with carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and greens. In my containers I also had more tomatoes, and in my in-ground beds we did squash.

As my house is up for sale I'm nervous about putting too much heart into it this year - but we may not be moving until August which means I think I should give it a go.

My kids LOVED the carrots. The entire cul-de-sac crew had a field day checking the carrots, watering the garden, taking care of it. It turned into a neighborhood adventure.

Heather @ SGF said...

How great that your neighbors came to check out the garden. You probably inspired a few of them!

I've pretty much told my hubby that now that we have the backyard converted into a veggie garden (and all the work that went with it) we're NEVER moving :)

Green Bean said...

Woohoo, look at those beds. Yawza. I'm just reading gardening books right now.

Jason C said...

Those look very similar to the raised bed I made. I used overlapped thick newspaper on teh bottom instead of the store-bought weed barrier. I also bought PVC segments and made an arc over top, coverered it with thick clear plastic and started growing 1.5 months before the last frost.

-Jason
http://www.screamtobegreen.com

Going Crunchy said...

My review should be up tonight ya'll. The flu hit my house - argh! We're watching the symptoms close........