Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Checking in on the garden stats. :)

Today I planted the first half of my veggies: potatoes, peas, radishes, parsnips, carrots, lettuce, spinach, dill, cilantro, soy beans, broad beans... I think that is all for this round.  I will finish up after the long weekend.

I transplanted the rest of my seedlings into bigger pots for the last week or two before they can go out to the garden.  Oh, I also found some sunflowers that were growing from last year.  I believe my son planted those for me! They were in the middle of a planter so I moved them to the back of a couple planters to open up the space for my veggies.

In the yard, my one pear tree is just finishing up blooming, as is my honeyberries.  My other pear is in full bloom! (Why did I not get photos today??)  My cherries are starting to bloom, the evans has not opened yet, the valentine, passion, and carmine jewel are about half opened.  My very heavy producing september ruby apples are taking the year off after a high yield last year.  My new apple, who's name I can not think of right now, is about to blossom in the next few days.  Currents are blooming, strawberries are blooming, raspberries are leafing out, and my yard is coming to life!

Oh! And today I started my straw bale prep.... yes, a little pate for those this year! Oops!  Will talk more of that next time!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring growth and tomato transplanting!

Today my tomatoes needed to be put in bigger pots! It was over due and the plants were starting to look a little sad, but I had to wait until the weather was nice enough outside for me to work out there. Here are my sad overgrown tomatoes!
Much Happier Tomatoes all potted and ready for the next 3 weeks of life on the move!  Outside in the day and inside at night until they are ready to stay out a few days day and night, then transplanting time!

Honeyberries are in full bloom and the bees are a buzzing on the back yard!
 My herb garden is all cleaned up!  I do a mix of annuals and perennials.  However my perennials seem to have not fared to well this past winter.  My beautiful Lemon Balm plant and my Chocolate Mint seemed to have been victims of the winter, but today I did see some very small signs of life in my plants!!  My three sage plants do not seem to have made it though.