Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday


Alan and I worked yesterday, mostly on the garden...he rented a rototiller. He and Matt rototilled soil amendments into the ground, while I took out as many rocks as I could...there are still more but the larger ones are gone.....quite a job but well worth it in the long run......
He also picked up some starter plants, Japanese Eggplant, and Big Boy tomatoes....we planted those, plus 4 rows of corn, we planted some called Peaches and Cream, and the other is called Chubby Checkers......Blue Lake Bush Beans too, my favorite, I love green beans.
Also zucchini, watermelon, cucumbers and we transplanted the yellow crook neck out of the wheelbarrow into the garden.....I also moved some of the cabbage plants from the planter into the garden..they are suppose to be whoppers, 50 lb. size although I think we won't wait that long to harvest them. Also potatoes.
When we returned the rototiller, I bought some pepper plants, orange, yellow and red.....

After wards, we gave everything a good drink..the lawn sprinkler system works great and such a fine mist, will be good for the new seedlings as they emerge...now if we can keep the bugs away, we will be doing good. There is still space for flowers and we are planning on marigolds so help keep the bugs away...I noticed the Amish always have marigolds in their vegetable gardens....

When we were all done, we sat on the patio, with some cold drinks and enjoyed looking over the garden....the birds were singing, and chirping, I know I felt very satisfied and at peace and I think Al did too.



It doesn't look like much yet, but in a couple of weeks when everything starts coming up and the plants get established...it will look better......
The tomatoes we planted in the planter box have really grown and some tomatoes have set..

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