Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ordered spring garden seeds from here today. Love this place!!! (No GMOs)

I haven't given up on the garden yet. I have high hopes for our spring garden. The cheap bean seeds that I sporatically planted are coming in nicely and I see no signs of yellow on the leaves or stems. I've pulled a few to examine the roots and haven't seen any Nemotodes (praise the Lord!). I have planted the following seeds and when the seedlings need transplanting, I'm praying I can throw them right into the garden. I'm trying no to get my hopes up just in case, but we added so much manure (rabbit, chicken and cow), plus compost from our two rotating bins that I'm thinking we'll be safe. You never really get 100% rid of the little stinkers, but you can control them to a point where there aren't enough of them to do any damage and they won't hurt of effect your crops. (Insert evil laugh here!) Heh, heh.

For spring, we have planted (or will be planting by the end of this week):

lettuce, cabbage, leeks, onion, carrots, peas, pole green beans, pumpkins, cucumbers, zuchinni, tomatoes (both cherry and Romas) corn, beets, strawberries and for herbs, parsley, thyme, dill and Italian basil. We didn't go too crazy and I only bought Heirloom seeds for the corn (obviously) and zuchinni.

Lord-willing, we'll have a great harvest come April/May and if all goes well with the soil, we'll do some okra over the summer. Can't wait to go blueberry and elderberry picking again this spring/summer. We have some blossoms getting ready on our blueberry bush, but nothing to brag about. When we make our trip over to Mr. Ken's, we'll be purchasing some actual blueberry and elderberry bushes of our own. Hello probiotics! ;)

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and don't forget to get those seeds in the ground. Even if you're a beginner, go to Home Depot, get a bag of good dirt, a few seedlings and start growing some things on your windowsill in recycled bottles, jars or bowls. Milk cartons work great for this too. Your kids will love watching things grow and once you get started, you'll be hooked! You'll try something new every year and before you know it, you'll be a pro gardener. :)

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