It's time to share your gardening progress and wisdom for the week ahead...
This weekend I made a little progress around the yard. I tested the drip irrigation system in the raised bed garden and I am happy to report that everything is working great.
I finally found time to weed the berry garden.
Jerry tilled the bee garden area again. I hope to start planting herbs in it tomorrow. I still need to add compost and til that in. This area has been tough because the greenhouse stood here for ten years. The ground was like rock. Gypsum, water, even tilling has done little so far to remedy it. The compost and bagged garden soil will have to do for this plot this year. I am running out of time. If plants don't thrive then I will work on it again next year by adding even more new soil, sand, and compost.
Today I finished that homemade sisal rope pea trellis for my red runner beans to climb on.
Jerry made legs for one of my honey bee hives. We are trying to rid our hives of the ants that love the sugar and honey inside. The cans are filled with used oil. So far, the ants haven't been able to pass through it. I hope our luck holds out.
The lilacs are blooming and my yard smells so sweet.
I had a yard sale and sold all of those extra tomato plants. It was so exciting. I can walk into the greenhouse again. Then I took some of the money and invested in a new sturdy chicken feeder, waterer and an automatic waterer for their mini-yard. I am so excited. I am feeling a little ambitious.
Here's this week's plan...
Plant tomato plants- 25 paste, and 25 others
Amend bee garden bed
Plant herbs and bee friendly plants
Break ground on the chicken garden
Put up the wire bean trellises
Set up A-frames and plant cukes
Start training berry canes on fence
Plant one more bed of lettuce and carrots
Get replacement plants for the bare root plants that did not survive winter
Mulch all my new plantings with straw
Plant more flowers too!
What have YOU been working on in YOUR garden this week???