I have shown you all some of the photos of my gardens in progress. I took some more the other day to show that I really haven’t just been sitting in front of the TV watching Oprah and soap operas eating bon-bons.
I am using the Square Foot Gardening technique as our soil is not very good….and has a lot of Bermuda grass. This is to hopefully help with that. In this section are onions, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, beans, radishes and beats.
This is a bed at the retaining wall near our garage with more cauliflower and broccoli. I was over at my mom’s today and saw she had already harvested some broccoli! Can’t wait. These plants are actually bigger than the ones down in the other bed, but were all planted at the same time. The Hunter thinks it is because of the heat from the retaining wall keeping them warmer on the cold nights.
These are some peas on the south side of the house. You can see this is before all the rain we have had the last week – these were all taken on the 9th, and the peas are now up about four or five inches tall! I also planted some asparagus crowns to the left of these peas.
Some comic relief – the kids were “stalking” a bird. Think they got him? Notice how thick the woods are behind them? This is the result of the ice storm of 2007 breaking down the canopy of the woods around here. Now enough sun gets to the ground that we are growing all kinds of things…good and evil! We have poison ivy, poison oak, Virginia creeper, hedge….not to mention oaks, elms, walnuts, black berries and other stuff.
Sassafras (I think!)
Clematis blooms – this is the best our Clematis has ever bloomed!
Isn’t creation beautiful?! Enjoy the spring!