Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring Planting



Last week, our son Tank, mixed our garden beds with soil, compost, and peat, so the planting began :-)


In my front garden beds, I planted a mixture of flower seeds.  I pulled out a handy dandy red soup bowl, and poured flower seeds in the bowl.  The seeds consisted of cottage garden and wildflower mix (thanks to my friend, JUGM) several baggies of Zinnia’s, Moon Flower, Marigolds, Forget-Me-Not, Painted Daisy’s, Delphinium’s, Butterfly Weed, Red Milkweed, Bunny Tails, and Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory’s. 



Soon we should see evidence of growth and happiness just outside my front door!  Before I know it, this area will smell sweet, with a beautiful flower fragrance, to attract the bees and butterflies. 


Vegetable/Fruit Raised Bed Updates:
I’ve planted Purple Podded Pole Beans (thanks to my friend, Susan) on one side of the feed panel trellis and Kentucky Wonder Bush Green Beans on the other side.  

 

In the onion bed, talked about in one of my recent posts, I’ve added Spinach (America and Bloomsdale Long Standing) seeds to fill in the bare section of the bed.


In another raised bed, I’ve planted several different types of Lettuce (Great Lakes, Australian Yellow Leaf, and Crisp Mint). I also added a few carrot seeds (Long Imperator #58) to my lettuce mix. 



This year, I tried for the first time, a seed called the Kalman’s Hungarian Tomato.  This pepper is supposed to be on the sweeter side and looks sort of like a tomato.


I even tried to get some potato eyes in the ground.  I was successful in planting 12 tires with Yukon Gold potatoes.


For all of my northern friends, sorry our spring has sprung…..therefore, I need to start planting.  Soon my friends, you’ll be doing the same!!!

15 comments:

  1. OMG you planted Morning Glory? As Sunnybrook says"The gates of Hell are covered in Morning Glory" :)

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    1. PP,

      Both my husband and I laughed so hard after we read your comment. Yes, I did plant several Morning Glory seeds without the gate LOL....

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  2. As spring started our work also started in planting trees and veggies...

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  3. Sweet Angel - i am just happy that you are getting stuff in the ground! we'll be getting stuff in the ground soon enough. but i always love to read about people getting stuff in the ground. we have more seed potatoes than you can shake a stick at. seed potatoes that are 5th generation. i am going to look into how to send you some. i would love to send you some of our tried and true seed potatoes.

    sending much love to you and yours always, my sweet, sweet friend. your friend always,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      I was able to get a lot in the ground and soon you'll do the same. Customs more than likely won't allow you to send the potato starts.

      Sending you and Jam hugs and love.
      Sandy

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  4. The best time of the year---planting!! Enjoy

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  5. Oh, those pictures make me want to get my fingers in the soil! You'll be far ahead of some of us so keep those pictures coming as things start to germinate. It will keep us up here in the north going!

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    1. Mama Pea,

      I have a heat torch I can bring up there and thaw out the soil for you (just teasing).

      More pictures to follow with seedlings popping out of the ground :-)

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  6. Can't wait to hear & see the progress, especially on the flower bed!

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    1. DFW,

      Soon, I will be posting updates with pictures.
      I'll also look forward in reading more posts about your apartment.

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  7. What everyone else said! I so long to get out there and get dirty. However, our ground is still semi-frozen. I'm hoping it will be ready in another week! Can't wait to see your beautiful flowers!!!

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    1. Susan,

      I have my blow torch ready to thaw out your soil for early planting (just teasing).

      Soon you'll be thawed out and planting your seeds/seedlings.

      Updates on flower and veggie seeds to follow in upcoming posts.

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  8. Oh Sandy, what an inspiration you are! Yesterday we worked on soil prep although the soil is still almost too wet, but how can we not! Beautiful weather and the planting bug are here.

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