Most of my weekend was spent cleaning up the garden. Trimming, pruning, emptying, and scrubbing. I also had to do a little gluing. All of my terracotta pots made it through the winter unscathed except for one. I had to break out the Gorilla Glue. That stuff is awesome.
Anyway, even though I'm still in cleanup mode, I was able to plant a few things. I bought some spinach plants from my favorite nursery and I ordered some broccoli seeds from Seeds of Change. After consulting this cool companion planting chart, I decided to plant them both in the same container. Both spinach and broccoli prefer to be planted in the spring or fall so I hope to have a good harvest before summer's heat arrives.
To plant, I used an organic potting mix and some Osmocote fertilizer. I also mixed in some earthworm castings, which is a nice way of saying worm poo--there I said it. Basically it's what's left over after an earthworm has digested organic matter and it's used as a fertilizer. I buy it at my local nursery. Is it necessary? I have no idea as I've never done a controlled study. I'm sure your plants will do just fine without it.
So, I'll report back on my vegetable progress--crossing my fingers that those broccoli seeds actually germinate.