Saturday, May 18, 2013

Garden Journal #2

We've had a slow start to spring this year- we are about two weeks later planting this year than last.  Things are coming along, though...and the bonus is that we got the beds all tilled and planted BEFORE our lovely maple tree dropped its seeds, so hopefully we will not have to weed out quite as many baby maple trees this year.

Here is what we have going on so far:

Bed 0.5- New this year!  Rhubarb and Mint

Bed 1- Lettuce, Bok Choy, Kale, Spinach, Cucumbers and Zucchini, all planted and popping up

Bed 2- Carrots, popping up, Green Beans planted, Nasturtiums

Bed 3- 16 tomato plants and 12 pepper plants, planted today. Should have a nice variety- I got a little excited at the store and wanted to buy one of each variety.  Our favorite name is "Mr Stripey."

Front Bed- The bulbs are just about done and the sweet peas are starting to pop up.  We put in some poles for them to climb today.  The garlic is starting to come up as well.  Planted some Morning Glories on our trellis.

Berry Bed- 5 of the 6 blueberry bushes have leaves!!  The strawberry plants are REALLY happy and we have lots of green strawberries already.  We are trying to decide if we need to fence- not sure that a fence would keep out anything besides the bunnies...probably not worth it.

Pots- Lavender, Basil, Rosemary and a crazy amount of chives

Apple Trees- fertilized, full of buds.  One is leaning and needs a bit of propping up, but they are looking quite happy.  This will be our third summer with them, so we are hoping to get a few good apples!  Also hoping the Cherry tree has a better is full of baby cherries, so we are optimistic.  PIE!  JAM!  MMM!

So....that's it.  Oh yeah, and we mowed the lawn...which is full of cucumber seedlings.  Loving this weather and this season!!

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