5/26/2011

HSV Garden Challenge #3


A month ago. 
Today. 
It is hard to tell in this picture, but the morning glories I started are growing up the tomatoes two trays down. Something else I did not expect ~ my tomatoes are vining. They will need to be trellised rather than caged.  I was so surprised to see them growing along the top of the tray.

I also didn't expect to have any green in my garden. (Didn't this time last year).

Our Peter Rabbit garden box ~ radish, turnip, carrot, and swiss chard sprouts in the back row.
Lettuce and peas in the front.  I have some cabbage starts to put out too. 


I made the holes with a pencil, then let them drop the seeds in and cover them up. 

I planted 2- 4x4 boxes of bare root strawberry plants that are peeking out. . . 


another 100 onion sets since my last update


Onions planted last month.
[Note wood in background.] New wood for new space: 1'4" x 25' along the south side of the garden fence.  

I have a pile of bamboo garden stakes to build a tomato trellis. I also thought to make a bamboo teepee and grow a green beens up it for the little ones. 

I've been snipping these for soups:

Chives. 

Lovin' the rain we've been getting. Kids have been playing in puddles and even harvesting rain water for the garden ~ with anything they can find. 





The rain has brought unusual moisture to our back yard and along with it some new critters. Nathan found one this under a rock.


After all this rain, I'm ready for some sunshiny weather. I think my garden is too.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow ... your garden is just lovely!!  The raised beds seem to keep the veggies clean and, I'm guessing, keeps "critters" from enjoying your produce.  How great that your kids are involved ... and I love that they are collecting water (very Eco-friendly).  Thanks for sharing your garden's progress with us!  :-)

Michelle said...

Thank you! =) We have 5 rain barrels for rain water collection, but
they need washed out still. I've been cringing thinking that we
haven't done that yet and are missing all this wonderful rain. Good
thing the kids are thinking. =) Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle said...

wow - this looks great!  I can't believe all the rain !! (watch out - frogs pee when they're caught)

Michelle said...

You garden boxed look wonderful! I cringe at not have my rain barrels even gathered too!.....Great post, I love the one with you and the littles!

Michelle said...

Great photos! Your garden is looking great! Cute little frog!

Shalom,
Moira

Michelle said...

what great pictures and cute frog :)

Michelle said...

I am so glad of your rain :) We have some sprinkles last night...I am greatful! What a great idea with Petter Rabbit ...so creative!