Finally, no snow, frost, or major storms, we have a beautiful spring day. And now it looks as if our days of below 30 degrees are over for now.
Some of the garden beds were made ready for planting after placing additional peat moss and compost. Bulldog Man and I measured out each of garden beds and placed twine to make equal segments for planting. This was completed on two boxes and the third, we just used the shovel because we really only planted 4 tomato plants in each corner of the garden box.
I was able to plant Swiss chard, carrots, onions, golden beets, arugula, eggplant, spinach, parsnips, fennel, broccoli, atomic carrots, kale, red beets, strawberries, tomatoes (Brandy Wine, Red Cherry, Cherokee Purple, Purple Russian, and Dad’s Sweet), Albino Bullnose peppers, Sweet Chocolate Peppers, lettuce (Big Boston, Red Romaine, Winter Density), cauliflower, collards, and marigolds (a good bug deterrent).
This was just the start of my planting; I have more to plant in-ground and in pots within the next several weeks.
|One box planted tomatoes in every corner|
|Finished planting seeds|
|Seeds all planted|
While I was planting seeds, Bulldog Man was making a cover with bird netting to cover my container strawberries and peppermint, to keep the birds from eating the fruit.
He also put together a steel mesh deck wagon for me and surprised me with it. This wagon will come in handy when pulling bags of peat moss, pots or anything heavy on the property; it will hold 1,000 pounds.
Have you been able to plant in your garden or has the weather prevented you from doing so?