Saturday, June 1, 2013
Chapter 153...Planting My Garden And Chicken Poo Makes Me Happy:)
It's a late start but better late than never. Usually I can plant my garden vegetables around May 16. This year I had to wait until May 27 to get my garden planted but it is done:) All of my plants are in and acclimating to being outside.
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Starting to plant in my square foot garden:
After everything is in I water my garden:
I did plant some early vegetables and they are doing well. I have spinach, lettuce, mustard greens and peas:
And my strawberries have gone insane. I need to read up and them and learn how to cut back or how to use the runners properly. This year I will let them go:
While checking the leaves on my strawberry plants I found a new bug. It's called a Spittle Bug and leaves what looks like spit on the plants. They are not supposed to be harmful to the plant. Spittle Bug I did not see the actual bug but I did see the spit/foam:
And my pole bean seeds that I planted last week:)
My peas are starting to flower. I use tomato cages for the peas. It helps them stay neat:
The greens are doing very well especially the Mustard Greens:
Some lettuce and spinach:
A walk around the yard.
I came across a tree that i have never seen the flowers on. It has very pretty yellow flowers and I never knew we had this tree. Does anyone know what kind of tree this is:
Little apples on one of he many apple trees:
My blueberry plants are looking healthy:
And my fruit trees are starting to look better than sticks:)
Well most of them, lol, but they are healthy:)
On a great note I got a call from our grader. He told me he has a load of chicken manure and I can take what I want. Now that may be strange to some of you but that made my day:). Chicken manure for the garden is wonderful. Mike won't touch it, lol, but he did take me over with the trailer and my buckets. It is too ripe to use this year but I will save to for next year's garden.
Here I am happily, sell as long as I don't breath, shoveling my chicken poo:)
I hope you enjoyed a tour around my garden and back yard. I will post a follow up in a few weeks as things begin to grow. This is the hard part...the waiting for food to be harvested. It seems to take so....long:)