Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chugging along...

Couple more updates on the new garden. All the beds in the center of the garden are now done and filled. We still want to add some peat moss to help "fluff" the soil just a bit.
We still have the beds to build that will run along the fence line, but, they will only be in the back of the garden (marked by the wooden stakes on the left) and the front on either side of where the gate will be. The back bed will run the entire length 2' x 40'. I will most likely put berries in this bed, but, the verdict is not in yet. I'll decide once they are all done and the fence is in.
The view of the new garden is from the angle of me standing in the middle of the current garden (forefront). This garden will now be used for crops that take up space - corn, potato's, and viny things such as melons this year, and, we are thinking on wheat for next season or for winter.
I wasn't much help to the hubsters today - I woke up feeling quite under the weather and only did some odds and ends outside today. I don't think he minded too much, I mean, after all he has his new toy to help.

This is a 4' x 28' bed that is sectioned into three 8' lengths and one 4'. I see lots of Roma's in this bed for sauces and salsa.

The one thing I did manage to do today was tidy the asparagus bed. I was surprised to see shoots already! It's early this year. Looks like fresh asparagus will be on the menu this coming week and boy, let me tell you, I can't wait. I also started making butter cream Easter eggs - more on that later.

And, just for a smile I thought you'd like to see where some house finches have decided to make their home.. on my grapevine that hangs above my back door! I must say, they've made a beautiful nest.
It's been an absolutely lovely day, but, I think some couch time and watching some of The Good Life (Neighbors) DVD's are in the plans for me this evening. I just love Tom and Barbara Good.


  1. You are making great progress!! I hope you are feeling better and had an enjoyable evening!!!

  2. It is all coming along very nicely and I am imagining those beds full of plants too. It will be a real Garden of Eden

  3. Thing are really coming alone now! I can't believe you may get asparagus already - fantastic. I'm intrigued by your idea of growing wheat. You will have enough produce to open a little market garden - is that something you have thought of at all?

    Hope you are feeling better now and enjoyed The Good Life!

    Jeanne x