Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Beans and gooseberries

Jade Beans,Gooseberries, and Red Butterhead Lettuce


Asparagus,horseradish, and ginger.

Fruit trees

Cherry ,pear, and fig are all showing fruit.

Yesterday we planted..

Peppers,corn,more lettuce,watermelon,squash,tomatoes (40 varieties so far).
We also built a trellis for the peas and weeded our little fingers to the bone!
We were all outside by 9am and came in when the rain began and after the
sky turned dark and the wind began to howl...we weren't done mulching the tomatoes we planted.
We all slept well last night.
Here are some pics:

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

More pictures of our backyard garden..

Our Fig tree, some of the chards, peonies getting ready to bloom....
We are waiting for delivery of some mulch for our flower beds.
I'm not ready to weed until it arrives...I'd hate to have to do it again.

Blooming around the yard

The perennials are starting to look lively

Already planted...

Beans,chois,lettuce,swiss chard,mustard,radishes,peas,various root crops.
Asparagus has been coming in steadily, strawberries have flowers...

More seedlings ready to plant

While we've been busy working on the house, the seedlings have been busy growing.
There are so many more things ready to plant now, we need to get them in the ground before the rain expected
later this week shows up. There is corn, tomatoes,peppers and I'm sure more ready to go.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Waiting for the rain...

We have been promised by the local meteorologists, that it will begin raining tonight
and last until tomorrow. I know there are plenty of people for whom this would not be good news, but
we like free water around here! The beans are happily mulched so they will not get splattered by dirt
during the rain and the peas are reaching upward for something to grow on.We're still working on that one.
The lettuce and mustards and chois are all waiting for the rain to begin and the birds are hoping it will fill the birdbath, because I forgot to do it.
The tomato seedlings are doing well and radishes are popping out in their bed.
I went out early today to cut the asparagus that had popped up overnight.
It promises to be delish! All good news to be sure, but there is evil afoot...
to be specific...there has been a GROUNDHOG sighting.
It's not that we hate groundhogs around here, it's just that they can destroy so much so quickly
that we want them to stay away from our garden. They are free to nibble the weeds in the grass,
as we have enough to do without weeding them out, and we are certainly not going to spray them.
I mean seriously, isn't there enough garbage in our water supply? I wish people would think a bit
more carefully before spraying all those poisons around the planet!
Would you like it poured over your head? No? Then maybe, just maybe you shouldn't spray it
on the ground.