What a beautiful day! I got out and cleaned up two of the raised beds in the vegetable garden and planted spring vegetables in one and sweet peas in another. For the vegetables, I divided a 4' x 8' raised bed into 1 foot squares. I planted peas along the one long side, and then 1 square each of bibb lettuce, black-seeded simpson lettuce, spinach, mesclun, radishes , and beets. I'm going to plant a new square of each every week so I have a more continuous harvest and don't have to try to … [Read more...] about Spring has sprung
May Dreams Gardens
We finally had a sunny day after several days of gray, cold weather. I didn't think it would be so nice, as the day started out rainy and overcast, but by early afternoon, the clouds were gone and it was a pretty, sunny spring day. I got a few more pansies and planted them in where the frost had nipped the ones I planted a few weeks ago. I also continued the cleaning up old perennials. I've filled two of my three compost bins and have much more to clean up. I don't know what I'll do with all the … [Read more...] about Spring Day!
I've nearly completed the clean up in the garden. I've mowed the lawn at a lower setting (twice) hoping that soon it will stop growing. I think I'll need to mow one more time before winter starts. I also need to cut back perennials, but that's a task that if I don't get it done, it won't be the end of the garden. … [Read more...] about Settling In
This is a big ol' catch up post since I only got two days "blogged" when I restarted this web site and then I took off six weeks or so from blogging.I've just about finished the major fall clean up in the garden and yard. "Just about" means it could snow or get real bad and I wouldn't be in a big panic. I've got a few garden ornaments to put away and a lot of perennials to trim back. But if I don't get the perennials trimmed back it won't be a problem, I'll just have more clean up to do in the … [Read more...] about Catching up!
It was definitely colder this morning, but by lunch time the day was picture perfect with clear blue skies and a perfect temperature. Sometime in the afternoon, while I was working in the basement of the office, heavy clouds rolled in and the temperature dropped. I don't think it will rain, however.I need to get out to the vegetable garden and start harvesting the last of the vegetables before we get a frost or freeze. The final harvest will include peppers and tomatoes for sure. Once we get … [Read more...] about Fall
Well, since this is a work day and I unfortunately don't "work" in the garden, there isn't too much to report from the garden. Another beautiful, clear fall day. We could use some rain! The next chance appears to be at the end of the week, and then it is a slim chance, unless something changes.I do like to start the day by watching A Gardener's Journal (or is it Diary) with Eric Glasner which is on when I am generally eating breakfast and reading the paper. It starts the day out with that … [Read more...] about Work Day Not a Garden Day