Apr 3, 2011

Yes we are April Fools in the Garden

April 1: Finished the demolition project. Garden was tilled and added 25 lbs. of bone meal added to the now 25'x 30' garden.

Transplanted Spinach and lettuce to the cold frames with the addition of watermelon radish's and more lettuce seeds.

We also burned more slash piles, since the rainy weather is permitting it.

April 3: Planted Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips and Peas ( the old-timers say it is way to early to plant...we will see how they fair this next month)I am feeling the need to push the limits of cold weather planting. I will keep you updated on my success and failures

(((perhaps someday we will invest in row covers))).

These short rows are 8.5 ft. long. I am anxious to see how many pounds of produce we will be able to harvest from this small space. It is just to hard to break my square foot gardening ways.

Peas planted after inoculant was added.

Levi and Corbin helped round up branches for the peas.

I love the idea of harvesting peas and then pulling the brush fence out...chickens can devour what is left on the branches and then be added to the burn pile. Should be easy peasy :) we will see!

The garlic is growing along quite nicely!

and just in case you ever wondered why I make soap....

These two grub worms may have something to do with it :)


  1. I love to garden but only dream of such neat and tidy beds! Mine vegetable garden is just a big space with uneven rows but it is fun. Looking forward to seeing all of this green up.

  2. Jennifer! Your garden looks amazing! Love seeing your boys getting dirty, isn't it fun, great family memories too, and the veggies will taste so much better than store bought.

    Thanks for visiting...we're your newest followers. Can't wait to see everything come up.

    XO Glad & Cel


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