Friday, May 30, 2008

Frost! WTF?!

It frosted again last night. It's almost freakin' June! What is up with that? At least this time I saw the frost warning and was able to cover my plants up. They seemed to make it this time, but it's hard to say since so many of them were damaged by the last one.

But, many are still kicking, so it should be fine. Willie suggested that I put down more seeds in the hills where I thought they wouldn't make it, just I'd be sure to get something for my efforts. So, I did. Next year, I may just sow outside and to hell with starting indoors. Only the hot peppers that I started indoors are actually making it outdoors. Well, and one sad little tomato plant.

We got a bagger for the lawn tractor, so now I have tons of mulch for the garden. Yay! And now some random garden pictures. :)


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Short update

I got the rest of my corn planted. The only things left that I wanted to plant and haven't for some reason are kale, collards, broccoli, herbs, and string beans. I will try to get them in this weekend, because we're kind of down to the wire here in terms of getting any harvest before it gets cold again.

But, I figure some of that stuff is grown in colder climates where they're just starting to plant outside, so, it's all good.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Seedlings out

I planted most of the seedlings outside today and mulched around the front flowers. My lack of volumetric judgment kicks my ass sometimes. I guessed that one bag of mulch would cover the area; I told Willie that and he said, um, no. So far I've put down three and I'm not done.

Since my sage didn't come back, I had an area of the garden that was fairly weed-free and available. So, I put the seedlings there instead of where I intended to put them on my big garden layout map. *gasp* But, hey, they should be fine.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Busy and bunny-tastic

I planted some of the tomato seedlings, the green beans, the cucumbers, and some of the sunflowers. I'll try to get the rest of the seedlings in the ground and plant the corn later this week. And mulch.

The bunnies are not deterred by my deer fencing and have been nibbling on my seed sprouts. The bug fabric my mom got me seems to be keeping them at bay. Since I saw a few of my melon seeds sprouting, I'll have to figure out a way to cover them until they're big enough "to stand a little nibble" as my mom put it.

Sunny and warm this week. They were calling for rain, but it hasn't materialized, so I've been watering the seeds. I don't think I've been as diligent about that this year, so I hope things still make it.

Here are some pictures of the garden and of random flowering things around the yard.





Friday, May 2, 2008

Still planting

We had snow flurries a full week after the supposed last frost date, but no frost. Go figure.

I have planted more squash seeds (Snackjack, Marina di Chioggia, Galeux d'Eysines, Butternut, yellow crookneck, and zucchini). Yay! Squash!

Something is nibbling my cabbage sprouts, either bunnies or bugs. Putting the bug netting my mom got me over the spinach and peas seemed to keep them at bay, so I put some over the cabbage tonight. It's less satisfying, since I can't really see the sprouting plants, but it's more satisfying to have growing plants and frustrated bugs than to have growing bugs and frustrated gardeners, ie, me. :)

We shall see. At this rate, I may or may not get everything planted in the next two weeks. (I am nothing if not ambitious.)