Sunday, March 17, 2013

garden notes {week 1}

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I was going to write this post last week and it was going to say something like “it’s almost time to plant”! 

And then I got a new camera.  The kind of camera that I put on my list and I have been wanting for a long time.  And I have been in picture-taking-figure-out-the-new-camera-mode since it arrived.

March 17, 2013 300 Since our soil is so heavy, we are going to build a box around the potatoes and add soil as the plant grows until we reach a depth of about 12 inches of soil. 

Add to that I planted some things in between the last blog and now so I can no longer say, “it’s almost time to plant” because it is happening here in the deep south.

This growing season I’d like to document every week in the garden with pictures because I love to look back at the progress.  I also love to look at others gardens online for inspiration and ideas so maybe someone will be able to draw that from our garden too.

March 17, 2013 315 We ran out of mulch! 

This weekend we put in potatoes (super later but I’ve planted them this late before), snow peas (again…late), snap beans (green pole beans and purple bush), swiss chard, and strawberries.

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We added hydrangea to the shady part of the garden as we try to “pretty it up”.  I’m hoping to learn how to propagate the hydrangea since it is my favorite flower.

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Remember the old chicken coop?  We are transforming it into a garden sitting area/grape arbor.  So far, it has become a place that we love to sit in the evenings and talk.  I think this is going to be a special place for our family.  I’ll be sure to share more as it transforms into what I have pictured in my mind.

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The grapes are starting to awaken.  Soon, we are going to train them to go across the top of our garden porch.

We do have mustard greens and English peas ready to eat.  Actually the mustard greens are going to seed.  I think they are kind of pretty though.

March 17, 2013 303 Who knew mustard greens could make such pretty flowers? 


How does your garden grow? 

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