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Boxed Veggies

oops..where the heck did my writeup go?

Well Spring is casually making a go of ending the cold weather..slowly. We have started in on our garden..inside in all of the windows we have smal plants on the go and so today ( or the other day since I am rewriting this) we cleared off the garden boxes and replanted the early plants ( a little late but whatever!)..lettuce, kale, spinach, beans..we need to get some onions while I am on the subject! As of right now we have 5 of the 6 boxes planted..We DO have the other 8 new boxes to plant (once we amend the soil) so we should still have room for the multitude of tomatoes on the way!

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..and just a couple shots of our weathers outside concrete ornaments which we did not store over the winter..they are beginning to fall apart..amazing that there are actually green places in the flower beds..a little anyway!

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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Gardening, produce

 

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More Space to Grow

So we wanted more space to grow..and we also wanted to rock pick out the area which was destumped last summer..so we combined tasks and created 8 more garden boxes. Nothing too compicated, we took the rocks from around 1/2 of the cleared area and put them into 2 rows of boxes. Then we got out the pick-axe and shovels and tilled/dug up the soil..mostly clay (which will have to be amended if we want to grow anything this summer..but not now)

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This picture gives you are idea as to the area which is partially cleared..some rocks were too big to move so we are going to leave them then keep on bringing in more and more horse manure to cover the whole area ( besides the garden boxes)..we are hoping to have a good portion covered this year.

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..looks like this weekend we will be bringing in some additives for the boxes…we are also hoping that once we amend the soil the soil will remain more moist then the raised boxes..and we are also hoping not to have to cut down too many of the offending shade trees!

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Peeper Dome

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..peepers are the unofficial animal mascot of our place..not to mention they represent the end of something terrible and cold (old man winter) and the beginning of something wonderful..that being summer. Anyway, we did up our official prediction for when the peepers will start..

..you look for any form of entertainment as you are stogging a woodstove when you were expecting to be outside enjoying the weather! sorry! hehe

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Construction