Saturday, May 21, 2011

They're alive!

I started some pumpkins, cucumbers and watermelons indoors.  The pumpkins and cucumbers have started to sprout!  So far no watermelons have come up, hopefully they will soon.

I bought some annuals to add to the front flower bed.  Snapdragons for the back, impatiens, alyssum and dianthus for the rest of the garden.
 Here is the garden before.

 I've planted the annuals around the edges of the garden.  I hope they do well.

I'm hoping to get the vegetable garden planted this weekend.  I need some sun to get it dried out.  I was working it up Thursday and it was a muddy mess.  So far it is nice today so hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to plant.  I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I'm going to try yet again to get back into this blogging thing.  I'm thrilled to be able to garden for the first time in about 10 years!  
First we have 2 tomato plants that I'll be growing in a container.  One is a cherry tomato, the other a yellow heirloom.  I hope they do well.   

Here is the garden.  Nothing planted yet, hopefully going to get everything in this weekend, provided it stops raining long enough!  I would have liked to have had the soil prepared longer (it has only been a little over a week) but it was just too wet.  So it may not turn out this year, but it's worth a shot.  I'm going to be planting peas, rainbow carrots, cucumbers, lots of mesclun mix, rainbow swiss chard, potatoes, basil and parsley.  I'm certainly a bunny slave since most of this is for the bunnies!  I don't even really like swiss chard or parsley.  To the side of the house I'll be planting pumpkins and watermelons.  I hope they turn out, I've never tried growing watermelon before.  If anyone has any tips I'm all ears,   
I've started some seeds indoors, although I didn't get time to get them going as early as I would have liked.  I think it will still be okay since I wouldn't want to plant these outside yet since there is still a slight chance of frost/snow.  We've had it all the way to June I think! I've got pumpkins, watermelons and heirloom lemon cucumbers.  I'm really excited about the lemon cucumbers, I hope they grow!

I'll keep posting pictures as I go along.  Wish me luck!

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