I planted the window boxes this week and a couple of potted plants for the end of the driveway. The grass needs to be mowed and I probably can get to that tonight if it's not raining.
Monday is planting day. We have a map worked up and ready and the tiller is ready to roar. I hope we will be able to post some pictures here on Tuesday.
We are planting Romano Beans, Ruth Bible Beans and Jacob Cattle Beans, cucumbers
Lutz Winter Keeper Beets. I bought 6 Roma Tomatoes and 6 Jet Star
We have Peas of a couple varieties, Zucchini, and as usual lots of winter squash from saved seeds, We bought corn seeds and I always plant sunflowers. This year we dug up the last of the parsnips, so I purchased some more seed though that won't be harvested for another couple years. If our growing season we just a little longer we could have a new crop each spring, but I let the last ones grow two years and they were just right.
Some of the herbs came back, but I started some others in the little greenhouse.
Here's some of my spring blooms in the garden this year.
|lupines - no flower spikes yet|
|double daffodils - nearly all gone by today|
|not sure of the name, Mr. D bought these for me the first year here|
I really like the little (cornflower) blue blossoms.
|more little daffodils... light colored ones have multiple blossoms |
on each stem
|doesn't look very big, but was quite a job to get sod and rocks|
out of this bed... day lilies and iris planted here... very wet!