I’m not talking about eggs. Unfortunately, because that would be good about now.
The temps are going up and my spring garden is less than half planted.
Yah… bad move.
I’m working on it though. Last night I got bed 1 planted out with ollas.
One more 4×8 raised bed to go, but I’ve been waiting on the onions. I’m not sure why since in my mind they are a bust. Their position in the winter garden put them without sun for too long. The untended grass has been choking them. All bad things. Technically I could let them go for another month and hope that they fattened up, BUT… isn’t there always a but… I really need the space for summer stuff, particularly beans and squash. Ugh…
Yah, looking at the picture, those are pretty bad. Bermuda grass has to be the worst weed ever! I’ve been pretty good at keeping it in check in the other three beds, but this one… not so much. It’s kind of tough to pull among the onions.
Once the summer garden is all in I need to complete the beds that I talked about last fall. The ones that were vertical on the back wall. That would be a perfect spot for the onions… and maybe some garlic… leeks… man, it’s a slippery slope. It would definitely be easier to keep the grass out.
What I really need is someone with a good chunk of open land that gets full sun during the winter, and then I can just plant a huge winter garden and split it with them. THAT would be awesome. I buy the seeds, amendments, and do the work. They supply the land and water and we both get a great harvest.
Okay, less dream, more work.
Here are a couple of pictures around the garden.
Part of the main garden. Leeks are good, but I need to do better at blanching the stalks next year. Lesson learned. The spinach in the middle are either bolting or just dying. The chickens have been enjoying these. The collards and chard are in the back and going CRAZY.
The Old Time Tennessee vines are coming along. A LONG way to go, but coming along…
I have two non-fruit trees in the back yard that are big and give some good shade. I put the peppers and tomatoes that are in containers underneath them. All are doing quite well, they get some full sun, but lots of filtered light.
Just on a whim I took one of my longer tomato prunings and put it in a beer bottle with some water. It’s been a couple of days now and is starting to develop some roots off of the stem. I’m going to see how this goes.
Loving the basil. I love how it looks, I love how it tastes. Love the basil.
Another choke picture. They are smaller, considering these were the side chokes, but there is just something about the look of them in this metal bowl. I don’t know. I just like the look.
In any case. So much to do. Fortunately I got a little break this week and the temps dipped. Last week we ALMOST hit 100 and that’s a whole lot of NO BUENO. I would really love to see a mild summer after the scorcher we had last year… but I probably shouldn’t hold my breath.
BTW, my dream of edible front yard landscaping did not die with the rabbit buffet on the first artichoke plant. Actually, they didn’t even kill the plant, although they gave it their best shot. It has rebounded and seems to be a little too big for them now. Yeah! :)