Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Let the Gardening Begin


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It's that time of year again. Do I start to garden or not?! I decided to start, the planting of the seeds. Yesterday to be exact. Even though on Sunday we had snow! Then today light frost.
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?

1 comment:

emma said...

I have a gardening cycle - I see my mom and friends garden and they are so friggin' happy about it. So I think, there must be something to this gardenening thing and I get all jazzed up and sepd a week or two buying peatmoss and digging and planting and everything looks perfect. And then the weeds come! Don't they know how much work I put into making that plot perfect? I can't put that much work in everyweek! So the garden dies a slow death. And I realize I'm not a gardener. For a couple years. Repeat until I die.