Gardening: Breaking New Ground
I started digging a new garden area where I will have carrots, radishes, and onions growing on a rotating basis.
I’m digging the sod up, loosening the soil, and will line the area with concrete blocks to help contain it all. I can’t wait to show you pictures of the finished product.
We’re also uncovering a lot of worms.
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Your oldest son looks so much like Gregg!
Can’t wait to see your garden! I wish I could have one too, but living in a townhouse isn’t conducive to it.
God Bless and Hugs,
I enjoyed meeting you at the workshop on Saturday. Love your website! I’m going to have to print ‘Clean Sweep’ to use for a check list. My goal is to be totally clutter free before my birthday in May as a gift to myself.
Today’s post is a subject near and dear to my heart. I developed and write a column about gardening at Take Root and Write. Thyme for the Garden’s March 17 post, Small Space Gardening: Easier Than Ever, chronicles my journey with raised gardening. I am giving away a copy of Mel Bartholomew’s book All New Square Foot Gardening to one person who comments on that post this month. Everyone who comments gets a packet of Moonflower seeds.
I look forward to seeing your garden grow. I will be modifying my plans for my garden as the season progresses. I have 3 4’x4′ garden boxes and one 1-1/2’x4′ box. My new garden spots are going to be bordered with landscaping timbers as I have learned from Mel’s book that most vegetables only need 6 inches of soil to grow (even the little Thumbelina carrots-they are golf ball sized).
PS: My rhubarb is already up and looking beautiful. Strawberry plants are on sale at Southern States right now. ***imagining some yummy pie***
How exciting! I love breaking new ground, working hard on the soil, gently encouraging the plants to grow and then reap the rewards of it. It really is what God does for us. No new beds for me this year. I will be moving when I get married, but I will use what he has at his house. Maybe next year I can start a few new garden spots.
Your boys are adorable! Stopping by from Tales of the Toot!
Oh I love living vicariously through these pictures… Boys and worms are so much fun!! :)
Oh, I am so jealous that you made the step to dig up grass for your garden. I haven’t been able to bring myself to commit to a large garden by doing that. I currently only use a 10’x4′ planter along the border of my grass. Maybe next year, if I get a good crop of my new stuff. My plantings are right on schedule…my zuchini, green onions and carrots all went in the ground 2 weeks ago. The sun has been super warm here the last two weeks, so I think I may have an amazing, early crop!
I am so excited for you!
We had snow this morning – I’m glad I didn’t rush anything. (My mom emailed me about my worries about my strawberry plants and put the worries to rest.)
I have a fantastic zucchini bread and butter pickle recipe that has tarragon as the highlighted flavor. If you’re interested in it, I’ll get the recipe posted a little early.
NOT tarragon – tumeric.
Sorry – thinking too quickly.
Mmmm, yummy. I probably won’t have zuchinni ready for picking for another 2 months (usually mid-May), so don’t rush posting the recipe. Plus, we all know how badly I suck at baking. LOL. Last year we ate every single zuchini out of my FOUR plants. I planted more this year now that I know that we can consume everything that is produced.
I have a super yummy recipe for a zuchini-bake that I can share with you this summer when you have a couple of zuchinis that you accidentally leave on the vine too long and they grow HUGE. My kids love Zuchini Boats…filled with yumminess.
I love to find worms in our garden! The kids go wild! Yours are adorable!
Looks like you’re going to have a fun summer! I’m slightly jealous of the garden!