Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Let the Gardening Begin
I'm a gambling woman and looking at the forecast. It's going to be 70 this week. If I wait, I may miss the cool weather vegetables prefect planting time. Besides they like cool weather, they should be fine I hope. So in went peas, broccoli, spinach, beets and radishes.
I also worked on rotating the dirt for my second bed that is 6' by 25' or some where around there. It's big! My only problem my chickens. They haven't been interested in the bed yet and have left my garlic alone that is coming up. Unfortunately, I know my chickens and they are sneaky. Not that I can blame them, yummy seeds. It would send any bird brain into a psychotic frenzy.
So I put bird netting over the first bed. I lent my other netting to my neighbor who planted hostas and the chickens just had to go and dig up around them. So I'm left with a very limited amount of netting. What is a gardener to do? I have a few weeks to figure out when to plant the warm weather seeds. Also hope that more bird netting magically appears to cover my huge bed.
So what are you going to plant this year?