Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Garden~


We planted  bed No.1  cool temp veggies a few weeks ago.


Onion                    Lettuce                     Beets                               Broccoli

...a couple rows of each accept the onions.
Below  two photos of the lettuce and beets 
and broccoli... 
THEY'VE SPROUTED. YAY! 


You remember this day right? 

We ended up with quite a large Black Spot in our pasture on the North side of the house... 

Well our intentions for this spot were-- to let that fill in and just keep it mowed along with the rest of the field. 

 Our intentions for the rest of our veggie garden was for more raised beds and to try our hand at growing potatoes in upright containers.  
Eh, maybe next year! 

You've got a chared piece of ground where nothing has started growing back yet... 
You got SEED POTATOES... 
 little or no money to buy dirt to fill a large container with
due to unexpected hard freeze and broken pipes in the house and at the pool. 
YES. I said BUY DIRT. 

So-- I figure if potatoes grow well in ash covered dirt in Idaho~ 
Why not here? 
(No.2 POTATO BED) 
We're gonna give it a shot. 
I'll let you know how it goes! 


Lastly-  
No.3 -- we're hoping to keep this turned up and prepped for 
TOMATOES
GREEN BEANS 
CUKES 
PEPPERS. 


Stay tuned! 


The reason for the little fence around bed No. 1 


Trouble and Gracie 
our DOGS! 


God Bless you 
and Thanks for reading! 
I'm adding this to the Homestead Barn Hop~ 


8 comments:

Kolein said...

Pat, nice gardens! How big are the beds??

xo
~Kolein

Prior said...

I know you were a reluctant container gardener, but I think you are gonna' like it! We had busted pipes too, what a pain!

Lezlee

Linda said...

Can't wait to garden...fresh potatoes are SO good...

Coleen's Corner said...

Wow! You're way ahead of us here in the heartland. We would be lucky to get any seeds in the ground before May. Not that we will be putting any in, but if we were... it'd be May. Praying for bountiful blessings for you!

Granny said...

We're way behind you in planting things. It will be several weeks before I can plant anything, even in containers. As long as you can keep the potatoes hilled up they should do great.

MamaMonki said...

YOu're making me wish spring would hurry up and come to Indiana. I need to start planning my little garden!

Boho Farm and Home said...

Good job on all that planting! Can't wait to see it in a few months! xo caroline

Deborah Jean said...

I'm inspired by your raised beds... We are planning some too! they look easy enough to construct as well. Any farmgirl could probably tackle it! I look forward to watching the progress! I came over from the Barn Hop today...
I'll be hosting a farmgirl friday blog hop starting this week! Join us! Your blog is darling!
Happy Homesteaading,
Deb