Thursday, May 10, 2018

Care and Coddling the Garden

This week I've been watching plants grow.
And seeds slowly erupting sleepily from the ground.
So now, the care and coddling begins.
Yesterday I weeded the bed of squash.
Today the tomatoes and the snap beans (shown here).
Also today, I put down MULCH (leaves) I had bagged.
Tomorrow, mulching the snap beans and squash.
Why mulch?  I do NOT like weeding!!  That simple.
Lot of work now, but then I don't have to do any more
except watch 'em grown until picking begins.
I'll keep you posted!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Another Happy Place For Me

Taking a break from the garden work!
This is my "other" happy place on the other side of the fence
from my garden (See the garden beds).
While it's totally all natural, I do try to "weed" it here 
and there during the season.  But this is untouched as yet!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Half-Way There

Today I planted bed # 7.  Sweet peppers.
This brings me to my half-way point for the 2018 garden.
Next WEEK (I'm taking the rest of this week off), I'll be removing the black plastic, and tilling up all those other beds and get them planted.  Basically same crops to ensure a "steady stream" all summer long.  Those 4 beds in the distance with the bags of leaves on them, are for my Fall crops in Aug/Sep.
IF I'm still able to do all of it!  LOL.
Anyway, half way there.  And if I planted nothing else, 
I'll still have as much as I did in 2017. 
Good feeling!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Controlled Freedom

Apparently I forgot to post about getting EIGHT new baby
chickens back on the Saturday before Easter.
But I did... 1 week old.
And yesterday, May 1st,  I moved them outside!
It took them half a day before they ventured out of their box.
But they soon got curious, and then they were into everything.
They seem healthy and happy, therefore, I am too!
I divided the coop run area in half, so the older hens
could see and cackle at the new ones, but they couldn't 
get to them.  And the new ones can get use to them too.
Looking for more adventures!

Friday, April 27, 2018

And So It Begins...

Seeds are sprouting!  
That's always a great start!
And with that, so begins my 2018 garden!
Hope you follow along and enjoy it with me.
In these two beds, Blue Lake bush snap beans on the right 
and Cangreen Lima beans on the left.
These beds are 4' x 40', with 3 rows in each.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Planting Time!

Well, finally, planting time has arrived!
I was prepping beds all afternoon, and finally took a break.  
Got THREE of them planted and finished:
Snap Beans--360 seeds in 3 rows in 1 bed!
Lima Beans--same as the snaps.
Yellow squash--28 seeds in 1 row in 1 bed
along with 8 Zucchini plants.
Still have to plant in April tomatoes, okra, & purple hull peas.
Now I'm tired!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Anxious To Get Started!

Getting a few days in the 60 - 70 degree range.
Sure am getting Spring Fever!!  
I've begun removing the black plastic I have covering the beds.
 Next week, the tilling begins.  And after Easter,