Sunday, April 8, 2012
We have finally planted our garden or at least the majority of it. I must admit that it is not growing quite as well as usual. I really can't explain it expect that it has been a very unusual year. We are having some success. Our peas are beginning to grow and are about six inches high. It is not as what I expecting but they look very healthy. They just have plenty of fence to climb.
Next to it are our sweet peppers. We planted them and mulched them and they look good.
We have planted our green beans, squash, watermelons, red and yellow potatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots and a little bit of everything though much of it has not come up yet. Again, I don't know why some of it isn't up unless the nighttime temperatures have just not been high enough.
We planted pepper plants, sweet potatoes, a few tomatoes and some herb plants. We still have most of our tomatoes to plants. Most of those are the ones we grew from seeds.
You can see your kale, lettuce and bok choy that is a little bit of green in rows of tilled ground. I am glad we are seeing some green!
We did plant some lavender, basil and cilantro and planted some red cabbage in between our onions. The lavender is pictured above and I believe planting flowering herbs will bring more beneficial insects, especially bees to our garden.
We will be working on mulching everything, at least as much as possible. The sweet peppers we layered with newspaper and mulched before planting the peppers. I think the mulch is one of the most important things we do. It keeps down the weeds adds to the soil, year after year.
We are not where we would like to be at this point but I feel we will get there if we don't get discouraged.