This is a blog about my gardening adventures good and bad, but always fun!
Saturday, April 26, 2014
A Hard Days Work
Today I put in a lot of work in my garden plots. I started the morning by picking up compost at a city compost center, which is free to residents. I filled my husbands eight foot truck bed 3/4 full with compost. My arms felt like jello by the time we were done and then we had to off load it at the garden. My one plot is divided into four large raised beds and a strawberry patch. I started tilling the raised beds and then added the fresh compost. I will be planting two of the beds with tomatoes and the other two will be planted with winter squash and pumpkins. I thought I lost my strawberry plants from the extremely cold winter we had, but to my surprise they are growing nicely. Last weekend I spent time weeding and cleaning up the strawberry bed. I also moved some of the new plants from last years runners to fill in empty spots. Today I also planted 16 broccoli plants, 6 Chinese cabbages and 4 Deadon cabbages. The garlic, onions and shallots are all growing nicely. I am growing yellow, purple and green snow peas this year and they are also growing nicely. The sugar snap peas I planted did not germinate because I think a rodent dug them up and ate them. I only see two seeds that germinated and the rest of the ground is dug up along the fence where I planted them. It was a very tiring day, but very productive. I always say that getting your garden ready for the season is tiring hard work, but I love to stand back and admire the end product. I am really enjoying the spring flowers, they make me happy. Happy Gardening!