This is what I call “QUALITY TIME FARMS” LOL
Actually, I started planting the garden yesterday 5/7/2012.. but before starting I thought I’d take a few photos and work on a blog post. (Anything to get out of doing some actual work LOL)
First a preview of all the veggie plants.. Most were started inside about the 1st of Feb.
I will be planting 5 different varieties of tomatoes,2 varieties of green peppers,2 varieties of cucumbers,zucchini and, butternut squash. Onions,green beans and, beets are planted early directly in the garden.
All the seeds this year are from Burpee.
The green pepper seeds were the slowest to germinate and the slowest growing of all the plants. Next year I will start them even earlier.
Now let’s take a look at the garden. Linda and I just have a small in town lot but just about all of it is used for “growing”
The soil has been prepared (rototilled,fertilized,and I use Garden Preen to help with weed control.) I need to reinstall the fence on the left.
The fence will keep small critters out, rabbit,groundhog,raccoon but not deer.Also, I have a live catch which I sometimes use. See previous posts.
This area outside the fence is the strawberry patch.This spring I replanted this area after totally weeding and re-tilling. As you can see weeds are once again trying to take over. The Preen did not work at all in this area and I don’t know why. I did get half of this area weeded yesterday and planted the extra butternut squash in this area. Last year “critters” didn’t bother the squash planted outside the fence.
Along the one side of the strawberry patch I have the red raspberries and are they good.
One of two peach trees and it looks like a good batch of peaches this year.
One of two pear trees and there will be some pears.
I use the deck as a growing/staging area for the garden. Most of the garden supplies are kept in the shed.
Strawberry plants in planters. And last but not least.. A few onions.
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