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Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Well, it's been a while since I posted, but yes we have been either very busy or very wet. Right now we are very snotty-sinus & allergies. We are right now waiting on some heavy rainfall headed this way from Dallas. We have been very fortunate here, there has been some bad weather all around us and a couple of small towns in Arkansas just north of us got hit pretty hard, in fact my son in the AR Army National Guard was asked to help with clean-up in Mena AR.
Well, we finally had enough dry time to till & row & plant so a big chunk of our garden is in the ground. We lost some seedlings so those are on the list of things to do this week, re-plant. I have some cukes & spaghetti squash in the ground and will put more in next week, this keeps me from having to much ready at one time. Last year when planting peas we did 2 rows a week, again, kept me from spending too much time harvesting & putting up.
Sit back and enjoy the view from our garden.
My kitchen garden.
Front has garlic, Lemon Balm, & Fever Few. The back right is Chocolate mint & Spearmint, the front right of the back is Basil. I have Oregano, Cumin & Cilantro in starter pots to put in when ready.
Addition to Garden.... Oh, and my strawberry tower we are working on. This thing will have 3 tiers & a sprinkler at the top, just like I have always wanted. We found landscape timbers on sale for $2 each. Romaine & corner to corner view.
Romaine, up close and personal.... I was walking the taters this morning and found some poor confused lady on a weed, so I picked her up and put her on my lettuce. I found some bugs on my lettuce yesterday and rinsed them with my home made laundry detergent. That took care of most of the bugs, but not all. I found ladybug houses online for $60, I am thinking with a husband in construction who is always bringing scraps home I can build one for the cost of nails (and bandaids).
Another addition to the right. Last year we stopped at the pole (scroll down and see), the add on is where my corn is going.
Broccoli on the right, taters on the left. 5-100 ft rows of taters. I was weeding them the other day and guess what I found..... TATERS!!!! The cutest little taters!!!!
Taters & chicken coop (or chicken poop as my 3 year old grandson calls it). When that is done we are going to put up a place for rabbits.
Popcorn spot. I found a white hullless popcorn I want to try. We have to put it on the other side of the yard though, or all my corn will be popcorn.
That's it for now....... Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment if you wish.


Kathy, Jeff's Wife April 27, 2009 at 8:42 PM  

WOW! What a huge garden!!! This is going to be fun!

John's Arts & Crafts April 28, 2009 at 8:04 AM  

Great Photos reminds me when my father used to plant huge gardens watered by well water. New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug:

Anonymous,  April 28, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

That is a huge garden! Do you rinse off your laundry soap after spraying it on your plants to kill the bugs or leave it on?

Mrs. June Fuentes May 9, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

What beautiful 'taters' you have! Don't you just love gardening? I don't know where I will put all my seedlings either, but will try to find a spot! Have fun building up your sacred home with your beautiful and edible gardens!

Many blessings...

Jacque Dixon May 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

I am having garden green envy! Wow! That looks great! We still need to finish tilling. Soon I hope. It has been raining here though, and you know how that goes with tilling!
We do have our starts ready and growing though.

It would also be nice to get a different tiller. Matt and I have been talking about that. This little one is good, but we really need a big one or one on a tractor.

Anyway, I can't wait to see your strawberry tower. I have some plants I bought on sale late from TSC, and I am trying to figure out where I want them. And how I want them.


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