Gardening NJ

Gardening NJ

Gardening NJ

A friend on Facebook made the point that New Jersey has issues with heavy metal. No, not Bon Jovi, but harmful waste in the soil. When I planted a vegetable garden several couple weeks ago — I went the lasagna route. Cardboard, newspapers and other carbons, added with compost and organic top soil. I’m watering top down and these plants are going nuts. It helps that it rains here all the time.

Gardening NJ

I might have repurposed a few building materials as seen above from other areas of the property. As you can tell, most were buried under heaps of pine needles and I highly doubt if they will be missed by anyone other than the roly poly bugs who called them home.

Additionally, I wanted to start some seedlings to transplant. I’ve never had any luck with transplants, so who knows how this is going to go.

Gardening NJ

Gardening NJ

Gardening NJ

I very well may be too late in the season to be putting them in, but I am going to try.

Gardening NJ

Gardening NJ

Gardening NJ

It has been a lot of fun to have these little babies going on the kitchen windowsill. I will plant herbs this way in the future. Today, these will be transplanted into an garden extension, including a trellis for those green beans from Finny.  More importantly, I am now studying seed saving and will hopefully have seeds to share and save for next year’s garden too.

I may just pick up some basil seed to start this project again.

~K