Saturday, May 20, 2006

What's up ?!

Trip to Harvey Floral for garden goods: Chives, cilantros, basil, and fern leaf dill along with two packages of seed (kale and sugar snap peas), brussell sprouts, butter crunch lettuce, packman broccoli, and snow ball cauliflower with two nanking cherry bushes

Here are my heritage raspberry plants. We like this kind because they are easy - just mow them over at the end of the year and they come back up the next. To the right my rhubarb plants. I am collecting a large file of recipes for which to use this buckwheat relative vegetable in.

5-20-06 Today I spent most of last night and today in the garden. Things are coming up nicely.

Pix 1: Onions, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflour, brussel sprous, lettuce. Green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, and sugar baby watermelon was planted today.

Pix 2 sweet peas coming up. The fencing was added this week. The little row is sweet breakfast radish in front of the peas.

Picture 3: Spinach, turnips, broccoli and cauliflower (again) and the pea fencing towards the back.

We put out some tomatoes and peppers. The red tile protect them as well as offer the plant some extra support. We will cage these. I put grass clippings around my plants so that the ground will retain moisture during dryer spells, the grass does not touch the actual plant or root though... it could cause problems if it did.

I also have an order of RAW BARS to fill again. I came home to discover the message. This is an order of two dozen, since it is such a small order I accepted it and will have one of my kids deliver on Monday.


Harmonia said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your garden happenings look amazing!!! Where do you find the time? :)

Check out my lunch for today! :)

Jane M said...

Your garden looks amazing...and huge! I'm drooling just thinking of all the goodness that is going to come out of it!

Vicki said...

yeaah, garden pictures! i'm so glad your blogging this...though i don't know when you find time to tend such a big garden...where are the weeds?! :o) i've never grown brussel sprouts, though i love to eat them. are they difficult?

Dori said...

Find the time for gardening?! I discovered a few years ago that gardening was saving my sanity... homeschooling can be intense at times and sometimes I need to walk away and expend some emotional energy. This is relaxation time for me. I don't find TV relaxing and even when the family sits to watch I am usually messing around in the kitchen instead.

There are no weeds becasue I have a mantis (tm) tiller and can buzz through my garden sections in 1 1/2 - 2 hours (usually in small chucks of time on the weekend). The tiller is the secret to the realxation, when it's little motor is humming I can't hear a thing around me!

Brussel sprouts grow like cabbage. I found it is best to plant them in the colder fall season (although I did start some this spring) and allow them to get a good frost or two (they develop a flavor that way).

EatPeacePlease said...

I'm jealous. This is wonderful.

Harmonia said...

Thank you for the comments! I have a few mini posts today with a couple more on the way! Have a great one! :)

Bryanna Grogan said...

You are amazing, Dori!

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