|A little hard to see but most of the rows are starting to grow|
The well has a lot of water this year so keeping everything well watered is not as much of a chore this year. Walking up and down the rows with the hose is a lot easier than carrying watering cans from the rain bins to the garden and back. I think after 5 years i finally have my watering pattern down. I just try to water the rows that have things planted in them in hopes that helps cut down on the weeds. We do have a sprinkler or two that I could use but the time it takes to move that around the garden I could have everything watered!
I was able to plant two raspberry plants next to my strawberries. I don`t know if that is good or not but i couldn`t find anything in my books that said NO so i did it. We have one yellow and one red. They both have a lot of blooms...so i might even be able to make raspberry jam too.
All the fruit trees in the yard are in full blooms too and it smells wonderful out here.
We bought 2 apple trees to add to our already well established crab apple and Saskatoon trees. I put them near the garden to help block our view of the neighbours. So I not only hope that they grow big and bushy i also hope they produce some apples!
My parents came out and helped me weed. There was hardly anything to weed though which made things a lot nicer. My dad was able to put together my mini tiller that I bought and showed me how to use it. It was a little scary but I think it is going to make things a lot easier for me. Instead of killing my self over doing things by hand i can just walk up and down the rows and let the tiller do all the hard work. I am going to have to practice at staying in a straight line...but as long as i dont till over any veggies I think I will be happy. Now I just have to stop thinking that I am going to cut my feet off and every thing will be okay..lol
|Week 3 Raspberries and Strawberries are the 2nd row. The water bottles are for the birds|