Friday, May 16, 2008

New Stuff

So, for Mother's Day I got what I wanted.... Damin built me a new box. It's just a small one 1'x7'. I'm going to plant watermelon and some squash in it. I read somewhere that you can get watermelon to grow up a trellis and it's not too heavy. I like the idea that it's up off the ground saving some space (not like I don't have space to spare). So, we'll see how that goes. I'm going to plant them today when Damin gets home from work. And I'll take a picture too... Although I have to say that a picture a few weeks back would have been great when my peas were doing wonderful and before I picked a lot of my carrots... but at least you can see how it's coming along. 
P.S. Presley loves the garden too. She thinks the sweet peas are delicious and was part of the demise of my plant, but also thinks the carrots are great too:)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Broccoli Help

Can anyone offer me help with thinning my broccoli??

Friday, May 9, 2008

Getting Back Into It

So, after we have been able to eat some of our hard work, I planted some more seeds yesterday. I know, there is no method to my madness in regards to following the rules of gardening... I just plant when I feel like it and hope it grows. I'm going to call it "Wishful Gardening." I think a lot of beginners garden this way, I just feel comfortable admitting it. So what I planted was beets, zucchini, more onions, Roma tomatoes, basil... and I think that's it for now. I really need to figure out what to do with my two broccoli plants. They are getting huge and out of control. I need to look up how to thin them. 
I'm hoping for Mother's Day, Damin will fund a renovation of the rest of the garden since it was overtaken by weeds, or help me clear them so I can plant my watermelon & pumpkins (which I know I'm late starting). If I was smart I would start the seeds inside today to get them going.
And, as I always promise, I'll post a picture soon. I think I might actually do that today, or at least try to take the picture today.
Happy Spring Everyone!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Harvest

So we've been picking our crop lately, we have amazing sweet peas and Sydney loves the broccoli. We just picked a bunch of carrots today. Our corn is coming up really well, but my peppers are taking forever to do anything. They seem to be the same size for the past month. I recently planted kale & romaine lettuce. We're going to plant some pumpkins, which I should have already planted, but oh well. I have some regular pumpkin seeds to plant, but I also saved some seeds last year from a white pumpkin I had and from a bright orange pumpkin. I saved the seeds correctly :) I'm super motivated to get out there and spruce up my garden and clear all the dying weeds, but I can barely water the garden and pick what's ripe without Sydney trying to dig up a baby plant. I'll get there.
Well, here is a picture of Sydney with her harvest of carrots.