March 15, 2013

The usual motions.

The garden is coming along. More tilling of the ground, but I'm finally getting close enough to buy my starts and get most of the seeds sprouting.
I purchased starts of broccoli, brussel sprouts, garlic, onions, potatoes, and a few flowers.
The plan is to have the garden finished and the starts planted by the time mom comes home from her hip surgery. She is doing well so my time might be cut short, though I can't complain about that. I know she hates being away from home and in a hospital instead.
Being started right now I have Sweet Corn and Popcorn, Beefsteak tomatoes as well as yellow pear and super sweet 100s. Golden sweet peppers, Serrano, Habanero, Ghost peppers and Jalapenos are also coming along.
I just seen to finish up the actual garden beds then I'll be able to plant the rest. I'm going to grow pumpkins in large containers again because it seemed to work very well for us at our old house.

March 4, 2013

Slow Progress

John and I worked on the garden yesterday. It was nice, one of the warmer days so far and it was actually sunny! About half of the garden has been tilled and weeds removed. Guess it'll be a while before I have another day off to make more progress, though.

There are a few projects we've been brainstorming. There are a lot of old unused tires in the yard from my dad so my mom suggested we line the fence with them and use them as planters. There are plenty of them so that adds some garden space. We are also going to grow some potatoes using the tires as well.

I'm so antsy to get the garden growing, I hate that other things keep getting in my way. Like work! hah. At least I have a few tomato seedlings to keep me somewhat satisfied.