What I’ve been doing the last couple of weeks. Lots of digging and hoeing, what a great workout! Still have a ton of work to do, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Red Flame Grape Flowers
Red German and Braiding Garlic
Pile of weeds, clean corner, tomato bed, honeysuckle
Pile of chicken poop and collard and kale going to seed for next years seeds.
Leek Flower and Kale/Collard flowers.
Lovage for salads
Pile of pulled weeds
Potato bed with squash seedlings
Red Potato sprouts
Fingerling Potato sprouts
Squash transplant started end of April
Ground cover Protecting Radish sprouts
Ground cover to protect radish sprouts from black beetle
Pumpkin and Squash Patch
Grass covering Squash and Pumpkin patch protects the dirt and holds in moister.
Weeding and trimming around snap peas
When I thin onions, I replant the little seedlings into an extra onion bed. No waste!
Chicks have been moved to the adult chicken barn. The poopy straw removed and spreed next to but not touching tobacco seedlings.
Tomotillo sprout. I’ve never grown Tomotillo’s so I am unsure if they will grow well up here in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades.
I have so many tomato starts I dug up an extra bed in my Squash/Pumpkin/Cucumber/Melon Patch. This is in the back garden #3
Strawberry bed and tomato beds. I used unused space to plant tomatos. I will tie tomatos to the fence instead of using a tomato trellis.
More views of new tomato bed.
Last fall 2013 we raked up all the leaves on the property and dumped them on weedy parts of the garden. Cut my weeding by 3/4 this spring. The dirt is softer and extra fiber the dirt has more microbes, worms, easier to work with.
Outside of our garden I also planted tomatoes. I will use the fence as a tomato trellis.
Hundreds of tomato seedlings. I didn’t plant eneough last year and now I think I over did it.
One of the cool things about growing your own seedlings. If the transplant dies you have extra to replant.