Friday, January 29, 2010

3 beds planted today!

I am happy that I was able to plant 3 beds today. The herb garden at the back door was first on my list. It is so convenient. I would really love to put some boxes outside my kitchen windows and remove the screen so I can just open the window and get what I need LOL. I know, that is SO lazy :) . But there isn't enough space. So at the back door will have to do.
I put in thyme, rosemary, cilantro, basil (holy & genovese), oregano, parsley, dill, and two more I can't remember LOL. I only have 9 squares in that bed.

The other two beds were filled with: spinach, rainbow carrots, jade bush beans, purple pole beans, green arrow peas, sugar snap peas, ithica lettuce, black seeded simpson lettuce, salad bowl lettuce, golden cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli (packman that I harvested the seeds off my own), walla walla onions, some unknown pkg of onions, brandywine tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, cukes, sugar baby watermelon, and herbs planted throughout some extra spaces.

It felt so good to be out in the garden again. I have missed it. I got so busy throughout the fall and winter, and all of the holidays and gatherings that go with it. Plus the garden wasn't producing so I was very frustrated. I thought I was going to be so on top of things last fall but apparently not! My mind was completely on Jake's diabetes diagnosis and it really took us a while to get into our new routine. However, I'm ready to take back the garden!!

Hope you all have a great weekend. I will continue to clean up the rest of the beds. I've got 8 more!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm Still Alive!!

Yes, I'm still here and alive. My garden - not so much. I have completely neglected it since Fall. Today was my first day out tackling the overgrowth of weeds. I spent 5 hours today topping off a few beds with some more compost and garden soil. I pulled weeds - yuk, hate that. I raked up mulch. And I carried twenty nine pavers, weighing 51 lbs each, about 75 feet, to create a nice little path through the garden. I could use about 20 more to get it the way I want it. These were free because my dad was getting rid of them. There's still about 5 or 6 more at their house I need to pick up. Then I figure I can buy one a month and have the path all like I want it by the end of the year. I still need to clean them but am very happy with the results so far. There will be much less weed growth with these things in place - they are huge and take up a lot of space.

On my way in I noticed a few things that survived the weeds and the freeze. I figured I'd grab a little radish for the bunny on the way in. Uh, yeah, this is little??

LOL. So I decided that was a bit big for the bunny to have. I gave him some of the leaves though. He tasted them a few times then determined they were worth eating. He can be a little picky.

Tomorrow I will go out and do some more cleaning and hopefully have the garden back in production this coming week. Time to plant some seeds for spring harvest.

I need to check in on you all and see how things are going!