Sunday, April 10, 2011

Backed up

So, I haven't posted in some time, and that's not because pictures haven't been taken, and not because there hasn't been gardening done... more to do with finding/sharing the camera with my husband, and just plain being lazy about it.

Friday 4/1- I started the potting up process with my tomatoes and peppers. I think I got about 30 done that day.

Saturday 4/2- This was an incredibly productive "gardening day". I started the morning by finishing up the potting up of my tomatoes and peppers (the rest of them to total 107).  I was able to do this outside, and enjoy the weather, and leave them outside to get some sun.

I spent the rest of the afternoon helping my friend Mandi fill her garden with the order of compost and garden mix that she had delivered while her husband was out of town.  We had a good time doing all of that work ourselves.  We set up the fencing around her garden, and planted it as well.  We had to use 3 foot chicken wire, because she needed to keep on their beagle and puggle.

I think that day was a good 8 hour stretch of pure garden work... it felt incredible.

This is the finished work from the day, and also a picture of her broccoli from yesterday, a week later (if you look closer, you can see some radish and spinach sprouts in the second picture!).

The rest of the week has been absolutely gorgeous, we've enjoyed some VERY warm temperatures.  Today it reached 89... a little warmer than I'd like, but the high tomorrow is around 69, and the rest of the week should hover in the 70s.

Here are some updated pictures of my garden.

The squirrels have been furiously digging in my garden, and I'm just as FURIOUS as them...

Beautiful pea shoots.  I just love looking at these grow!

Radish sprouts-they've got their first true leaves now

I really haven't had any growth on the things that I transplanted because they all were hit during that snow storm.  I was lucky enough to be given two broccoli transplants to replace two of mine. They just haven't done ANYTHING, and after seeing the growth on Mandi's in just a week, I was very grateful to get the replacements!

I was able to do some turning of the compost yesterday, which took an HOUR, and I didn't even finish it, our pile has gotten so big.  The turtles sure let me know it was spring-- I had my first spotting of turtle mating for the season, and it doesn't look like that will be slowing down anytime now.  It's fun to get to see them out and about anyway... :)

That's all I've got pictures of now... I'll be starting my cucumbers, squash, and melons inside this week, so I'm grateful that I've had nice enough weather to keep the tomatoes and peppers outside... there is just not enough room with my light set up!

Happy Spring!


  1. Great progress! 107 peppers and maters/// oh boy!

  2. Jezibels- Thanks!

    Barbie- Thanks... definitely was an undertaking!