Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gardening Progress in Photos

We have been busy at work here in the Shaw house. With all of these extra warm spring days we have be working like mad to get our garden plot ready to plant in a few short weeks. Here is a glimpse into what we've been working on and how some of our other projects from the year are going.

These are the potatoes and onions Titus and I planted earlier this spring. We have had fun watching them grow. With the heat we've had recently, they are growing visibly each day. 

This is the garden plot. It is now grass free (mostly) after several weekends of raking out clumps of grass from the tiller. Once it dries out enough to get back in there, I'll till it one more time before we plant. I'm hoping this will be the last time it ever gets tilled. I've found a tree service that has started dropping off their chips already.

Titus is having lots of fun digging for worms in the garden, even though he is afraid of them. Below are 4 rows of carrots that I planted recently. I mixed in some organic multicolored ones for fun. We'll have fun finding purples, greens, yellows, and oranges in about 60-70 days, Lord willing.  

These are the apple trees that Titus and I planted back in March. They are all looking very healthy with lots of buds as you can see below. This Johnathan is our earliest bloomer and from the picture you can see it's going to fill out nicely.

These are the blueberry bushes we got from a family farm in Kansas. If you want to mail order bushes I would highly recommend them. All of the plants came with good root beds and are budding out already. Check them out at True Vine Ranch.

Mary Beth was out with us tonight too between rain showers to get some pictures. She and Titus had their rain boots on and Titus was pretty proud that they "match." Mary Beth has been planting flowers, snap peas, and repainting all the cabinets in the kitchen.

And last, but not least, is our little greenhouse in the basement. We have 3 varieties each of tomatoes and peppers, along with rosemary, cauliflower, and leeks growing right now. 

And don't forget, it's not too late to get seed starts going. Get out and plant something! 

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