Saturday, 11 June 2011

Week Two

The weather was still a little cool this week and so far nothing has come up. I am not too worried yet since just about everything needs at least 14 days to germinate.

On the week end my Aunt was nice enough to give me a huge box of strawberries. I planted them by my cucumbers in what is going to become my strawberry/raspberry patch. I did not have the patience to plant each and every shoot so I just grabbed a handful and planted whatever chose to come along. Not exactly the best way to do it I am sure.....but it worked for me. I ended up with two rows of 8. So now I just have to keep the birds away and I just might be able to make fresh strawberry jam this year!
I read online that putting water bottles in your strawberry patch scares away the birds. I do not think that is true though since I am catching the birds sitting on top of the Might have to invest in some wire.

My hubby was able to till the back section of the garden for me so i was able to finish planting. I did 2 rows of red spuds and one row of Yukon gold. Its not a lot, however our taters always get scabs(which are still okay to eat) and they never seem to keep long enough. My mother in law plants a lot more so if we run out we can always steal a few from her. I am using her seed potatoes this year too sooo lets hope they are better than I was hoping to plant purple and fingerling potatoes this year. However, every place i checked had caught blight in both of those maybe next year!

After planting the potatoes I thought that I would be out of room, however that was not the case. I was able to plant 2 rows of wild flowers, one row of Zinnias and Dahlia and a row of marigolds! I did have veggie seeds left over so I could have planted more.....but then it would be way more than I could handle so flowers it was. I did end up with one row of nothing so I seeded some more lettuce and spinach...I also ended up buying some watermelon radishes and 2 cherry tomato plants.....Which brings the grand total to 25 rows!

My parents are going to try and come out once a week to help with the weeds and my hubby always helps too. Which makes things A LOT easier for me. It took a lot to keep the garden up when I was healthy and now that I am not the extra help takes some of the stress away. It makes me feel bad that people have to give up their time to help me do something that I really don't need to do. I am trying to work through that though.

Week 2 all 25 rows planted

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