Weather is warming, plants are over growing their containers and the garden beds are ready!
Time to Plant! J and I have been steadily busy working the beds, transplanting the seedlings into bigger pots,spreading some great compost and pounding in the stakes for the beans.
Looks like we could be ready to plant. Or............should we wait?
Never can be too sure about the frost in this area! We will see what tomorrow brings. Last week we planted the bean seeds, lettuce, chard, beets, spinach, and carrots, checked on the raspberry vines we transplanted and put the 3 varieties of seed potatoes into their above ground beds.
We are anticipating an awesome harvest!!!!
We are in need of some volunteers to help weed, and then harvest the veggies. If you or someone you know want to help out....please give me a call. We will put you to work!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
The Hoop Houses have it "growing on"!
The lettuce, spinach and swiss chard have really taken off this last month with the little bit of sunshine that showed up.
The trick is keeping the chickens out!
I moved some of the veggie starts out to the hoop houses to begin hardening them off. They seem to be doing really well.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Never underestimate the power of one single seed, the strength and energy it has when given just the right amount of water, some sunshine and a bed of dirt to grow in. I waited until I could wait no more to plant my seeds!
It has been interesting trying to keep them rotated under the grow lights, and when we are blessed with a little Oregon sunshine, setting them near the window to get a taste of the real stuff.
Weed free and ready for the manure.
Thanks Roland and Debbie for the "Black Gold"!
Thanks Stan and Lori for loaning us your tiller.
J is getting the small bed ready for some raspberry plants.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it. ~Author Unknown
Linda and I cleaned out two of the raised beds in January.
We found a dry day and took advantage of it! We dug out overgrown
lavendar plants and turned the ground under.
Today, J and I removed the remainder of the old lavendar plants and
worked the remaining beds to get them ready for some "Black Gold"!
...Just like fine wine....aged manure is well worth the wait!
Here is a list of some of the Heirloom Veggies we are planning on growing this year. Every day I check the mail for my seeds to arrive from Seed Savers Exchange. They are a non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.The selection of seeds that they have is amazing and through their site you can access forums and blogs about seeds and gardening. (Check them out via the link above)
Only a few more months before Spring and can hardly wait :)
Ideal Market Pole Beans
Scarlet Nantes Carrot
Paris Market Carrot
Charantais Melon (Wishing for a really hot summer!)
Five Color Silver Beet Chard
Galeux d'Eysines Squash
Muscade de Provence Squash
Cincinnati Market Radish
French Breakfast Radish
Plum Purple Radish
Speckled Roman Tomato
Isis Candy Cherry Tomato (these sounded delicious!)
Black Krim Tomato
Amish OG Melon
All Blue Potato
Desiree Potato (pink)
La Ratte Fingerling Potato
Stay tuned for more pics! Were are going to work on our "home grown" tomato cages next!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Geez! Just seconds ago I had opened the door to the run so that they could free range for awhile. I left the door open just for a second to get them some clean water. Water?.....they wanted some of my breakfast I guess! Curious little ladies they are. Always wanting a handout :)
They have become quite comfortable in the backyard when the dogs are in. I hope that they eat every bug and slug that they possibly can before Spring hits. The more the better. Eat up girls!
Posted by Lisa at 8:03 PM