It was cold up until last week, and so much pollen in the air that I was in no shape to go out and prep the planting bed. It rained most of last week also so I didn’t feel as guilty not being such a good gardener. Since the weather is warm enough now to garden, I tried to work several hours a day in the garden. This makes me wonder how other gardeners have time to blog.
I only have enough time to weed the planting bed area, once all the young plants are planted then I’ll have more time to weed the rest of the garden. My new boss gave me the bricks that were left over from her garage and I’ve used it to lay the walkway, hope this will cut down on my weeding time and I still have a big pile of bricks that I could use in the garden.
The tomatoes are in the ground, I didn’t have any luck with the seedling last year so I bought the young tomato plants this year.
The bell peppers and chili peppers are in the ground. I wanted to plant the jalapeno peppers but they were out at Lowes.
I got the young chili pepper plants from my sister.
The bell pepper plants were store bought.
The sloping land posted some problems last year when it rained, all the garden soil washed away. I’m trying something different this year, I like the idea of planting in a pot, but didn’t want it to be in the way so I planted them in the ground.
It makes it easy to water also.
My persimmon trees look promising this year. I know I said the same thing last year and didn’t have any fruit by harvest time.
Let just say that I’m hopeful this year. The garden came along further than what I’m posting here. I put down the Okra seeds, the cucumber seeds, and the string bean seeds today but didn’t have time to take the photo. I have to make time and hope to be able to blog on a regular basis now.
Last day of March and we have been getting a good steady rainfalls. I like taking pictures in the morning but not so much in the rain and I didn’t have a rain sleeve for my camera. I had to use a plastic trash bag to protect my camera from this morning’s drizzle. It works well, but not very pretty to look at.
I started planting early this year to utilize my garden space better and so far I have been enjoying eating fresh romaine lettuce. They are great for salad.
My mixed salad greens that I put down the seeds 2 weeks ago finally came up. I thought the birds ate it all but I see they left me some.
I planted beets because they are pretty and can tolerate cool weather.
CN commented on my blog last year of how her mom protects her young plants by using empty water bottles. I thought it was a good idea at the time, and wanted to give it a try myself. So far it’s working great. I cut the bottom of the water bottles and cover over my pickle cucumber plants. This helps to protect the young plants from the cool weather at night, and harsh sun during the day. Also I don’t have to be extra careful when watering them.
I planted these 2 days ago and the young pickle cucumber plants look very healthy.
My Gardenia plants are budding.
And so are my Knock-Out Roses.
This is a favorite hangout spot for the fish. I think they are spawning or mating. Bo finally released the two long tail comets into the pond.
The season has changed but the colors of the Japanese maple leaves in our front yard remind me of the Fall colors.
Photos were taken with CanonT2i, EF50mm f/1.4 and EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens.