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Sunday, April 18, 2010

We’ve been Playing in the Dirt

The garden areas have all been tilled 2x and quite a bit has been planted.  At least for us its quite  a bit.  Last year I had 2 smallish areas, this year each plot was nearly doubled & a third added. Using this last year as a gauge of what (veggies) we go through I think we are more in line with what we actually use.  Each year we’ve added a bit here and there trying not to over do.  Last year there was quite a few echo’s of “I wish we had planted ____” so, this year we did. Or will. There are 2 large garden areas in front of the trellis and another beyond. It sounds silly in a way but, its easier for me to weed 3 areas rather than 1 large plot.  At least this way I can say “this area is done”…for a few days at least!WIP& Garden 018 This last week we built the support trellis for the blackberries & just in time.  They are taking off like gang busters.  I did lose one of the new blueberry bushes planted last fall.  I figure 3 out of 4 isn’t to bad!  I’ll pick up another this week to replace it. I’m already seeing green sprouts showing.  When we started seriously gardening (and I realize it is on a much smaller scale and many) I knew it was going to be a lot of work but I never realized how rewarding and satisfying it would continue to be.  Smelling the fresh tilled earth, cutting the rows & planting the seeds.  Watching and waiting for tender shoots of green to push through the soil.  Yes its work,  but I’m finding it’s peaceful, calming & joyful. 

That is, until I walked to the other side of the garage & found a flowerbed I forgot.  Full of weeds and out of control butterfly bush

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Guess I know what I’ll be working on tomorrow morning.

What are your plans for the week?

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  1. Things look good. Blackberries - I am jealous. Lots of yardwork for us and working on that deck. Have a great week.

  2. I do not have a yard large enough to garden in:( I am thinking about buying some of those hanging tomatoe plants because there isn't anything I like better than an vine ripe tomatoe:)
    Working on this week? Getting my downstairs tiled. It will be a big job for sure. I actually will not do the work, my son will...but it is still a project for my house.
    Might even throw in a little knitting. Love the longie pattern.


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