Gardening Spring 2017

Been working in the garden this week between appointments, and hospital visits. Yeah, it’s been another one of those kind of weeks. Could use a few prayers for dh if you feel so inclined.  Best part of having animals and gardening things to do is, it gets me away from all the troubles and crap that’s been going on.

So, here’s what we did this week… First we pulled back the wood chips to see what everything was looking like. Beautiful beautiful dirt under it all! I am Loving the wood chips!!! Must get more!

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Then we had left all of our tomato and pepper plants in the bed from last year, so we had to pull up all of those, and then the kiddo’s and I got our five gallon bucket and pulled all the green already coming up.  We bucket them so we can take them to our very brown compost pile. Living in a desert sometimes sucks. 😛

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But We’re not pulling up these greens yet!!! We already have six onions coming up that didn’t take off last year!!! How cool is that! So now, next Fall I am going to be dumping onion and carrots starts/seeds in a couple of the beds to see how they over winter, because if we can get a big ol jump on those, then I can start canning and dehydrating right away in the Spring, and then we’ll have more room for other plants as the over wintered ones come out of the garden!

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And here are some of the apple trees already putting on so many blooms!

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Then on Thursday, before another big Emergency Room day, dh saved the day, because I almost planted some of our over wintered potato starts into last years pepper bed! Dh says, “I think potatoes and peppers are in the same family!” So we did some looking up, and yep, they are! So I got potato starts into two and a half beds, and then since I couldn’t plunk some into the holes I had already dug… we planted bush bean seeds there instead! They should take a week to ten days to come up, and that puts us beyond the last frost date! *Fingers crossed* there is no late frost this year!

And it looks like my rhubarb is going to seed!  Whhhhhhaaaaaaat! Yep, so we’ll see how that goes and then maybe see if it’ll do well or not. Sadly I’ve never grown rhubarb before, so we’ll see if I can do this or not.

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And I trimmed back all of the rose bushes. Dh was happy to see when we stopped by Pueblo court house that all of the rose bushes there (and they are Amazing when they are in bloom) look just as poorly as ours do right now. I kept telling him they probably won’t start growing for another month and a half, and they won’t bloom til around the end of June, but he doesn’t hear me. He has to hear it from others, or see it himself, to believe it. Blah. Just like it took him confirming with two other people besides me to get him to go to the ER. Men. lol

So, that’s a little update from here. Hope everything is going well with everyone else. I keep hoping things slow down here, so I can read blogs, and watch Tubes, but it’s just not happening. It is, what it is!

Random garden heart! 🙂

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TTYL 🙂

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