Thursday, June 30, 2011
Well I have to say that this garden has really been a learning experience !! I am starting to build the fence out of some of the smaller tree's and saplings located on the property. I am cutting them down with a hand saw, on the to buy list is a chain saw lol. Yesterday while cutting down saplings the saw slipped and I now am sporting a deep gash in my thumb :(Anyway's as you can see towards the back is still a large area that needs the sod taken up. A rototiller for next year is in the works too.
This is one of 12 butternut squash plants that I have in the garden. It is the one that is doing the best
It even has the start of a blossom on it
I have 6 cuke plants in too, they weren't doing so great for quite awhile but now seem to be taking off. I think they were not getting enough water before.
These are my sweet pea plants, they are doing o.k. but the ones that I have in the front of the house in a container are doing so much better. The ones in the container are 4 times this size and are loaded with pea's.
This is one of 2 eggplant's that I planted this year. It is doing o.k., smaller then I think it should be but it looks like it will start blooming any day now.
I think that the soil is a bit on the poor side here , but this being my first in ground garden I don't really know if it is the ground or my gardening skills. At the moment I am spending every spare moment reading about gardens, I am also checking up on raised beds to see if that might work out better for next years garden.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
This is my garden - sorry for the lousey picture - I still have a 10 x 10 patch that needs to be dug out. I have been cutting down some small tree's that will serve for a fence around the garden plot as the dogs love to run through the garden. Need to do something to keep my baby plants from being trampled.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Well we are now the proud owners of 4 1/2 acres of land and 1 1975 12x60 mobile home. We signed the paperwork to buy this place 2 months ago. 25,000 + 5,000 interest to be paid off in 5 years. Now that we own this place we can start doing what we want to the place, not much will get done this year as it is already into summer but I did manage to put together a small chicken coop that houses 4 hens, 1 rooster and 1 very sweet female duck. The chickens should go to laying sometime at the end of July or 1st part of August. I also put in a small garden about 12 feet wide by 23 feet long - will post pictures of the garden soon.