Planting

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Are you trying out new things in your garden this year?

Mary, Mary, quite contrary

How does your garden grow?

Last week I got most of the summer seeds in the ground shortly before a big rainstorm. We've had an unusual amount of rain over the last week so I haven't even needed to water the garden. Yesterday little sprouts started popping out of the ground! We've got corn, cucumbers, green beans, and squash up so far. The melons haven't sprouted yet but the weather has been a little bit cool. I haven't planted pumpkins yet or the herbs.

On the ankle front, my orthopedic surgeon has declared me clinically healed and I am splint-free! I am glad to be able to wear all my shoes again!

I also had an ultrasound last week and if I can figure out how to do it, I'll post some video from the ultrasound, and some pictures, too.  read more »

Just like that

First seeds planted

I'm sure you've heard the saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes." Here at the Frugal Farm, the weather changed almost that quickly. After waking up to snow on Wednesday, by Friday it was beautifully sunny, and Saturday and Sunday were in the 70s and just gorgeous. We spent most of Saturday getting sunburned, trimming trees and burning brush, and getting the garden into planting shape. Four years ago we had a dump-truck-load of shredded bark mulch delivered, and the last of the pile was enough to cover the wide center path of the garden and the beginning of each side path. I need to get some more mulch and pull some more weeds but we are well on our way to a good garden!

This afternoon I finally managed to get the spring crops planted. I planted carrots, lettuce (2 types), spinach, cauliflower, red and green cabbage, radishes, peas, and onions.

And remember the quickly changing weather? Tonight's forecast is for mid-30s with a chance of rain or snow showers. But at least the seeds are in the ground!

Garden paths

Garden paths

We used what was left of the pile of mulch from 4 years ago, and got a lot of path covered.

First seeds planted

First seeds planted

Not much to look at now, but wait a couple weeks and it will be full of seedlings!


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