The kitchen garden is complete, just in time for a Green Thumb Sunday post. I cleared quite a bit of debris and had to pull way too much grass before it was remotely usable. I used several layers of newspaper to cut down on the weeds and grass, then poured two bags each of Cedar Grove Compost and Booster Blend into both sections. We'll eventually add a cap for more comfortable kneeling and a copper strip around the sides to repel slugs.
I'm hopeful that all my seedlings make the transfer. Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew advises against starting some plants indoors because they don't transplant well. In my garden that would include carrots, peas and squash.
After a trip to the edible plant sale hosted by Seattle Tilth, I've mostly completed my list of vegetables to fill this first of three beds. I bought "Chocolate" and "Gourmet Orange" bell peppers, "Isis Candy" cherry and "Chianti Rose" tomatoes, and Pineapple Sage.
While at the sale we popped into the children's garden, which turns 20 this year. It's used for classes and camps for children aged 1 to 14.