Monday, April 21, 2014

Seedling Updates

My cherry tomatoes are doing great and my heirloom tomatoes are coming up perfectly! My pepper plants are taking their time so I transplanted them and hope they get a little boost. 

Today I started zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, acorn squash, butternut squash, and corn! Most of these I've never grown before so it's pretty exciting. 

In a few weeks everything should be ready to go in the ground! Very exciting!

We also bought some fruit plants with the hopes of creating something of a bramble! When we get some deer fencing, we'll put them in the ground. We bought 4 raspberry plants, 1 blackberry, 1 boysenberry, and we already had a blueberry bush that's been in a pot. They'll all go in the ground soon!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The new garden plot...2014

So I've mentioned how we moved at the end of last summer and this would be the first year in our new "homestead."  This week Morgan built me my first garden bed! We both agreed that if the spot doesn't work out long term (not enough sun or in the way) we'll move it next year, but until that's all sorted out we have to plant the garden somewhere.

And here's where it'll be planted:

I don't plant my heat-loving plants until around Memorial Day. By then we'll have to put a deer fence around this, but this is so great to have this early!

Sunday, April 6, 2014


I've been eyeing the background trying to find the perfect garden spot. The problem is that no one spot gets a full 8-10 hours of sun. Not yet anyway. I may try trimming back some trees. 

This is at 8:45 am. I'll see what it looks like later in the day and later in the season when the trees fill in. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

So far so good, but not without a few hiccups

We've got tomatoes, peppers (3 different kinds), carrots, and at least one pumpkin plant coming in strong! The lettuce is looking a little weak. I'm going to try replanting them in a windowsill box and putting them outside since temperatures are expected to be mild this week. 

Those are the carrot seedlings on the left. They worry me the most because I'd love to get them in the ground sometime soon, but our night temps are still unpredictable. I'm going to have to look into making or buying a cold frame ASAP. 

The tomatoes and peppers are just fine indoors for a while longer. They have a heat mat and a lamp on them so they're all set for a while. 

And in the past week, the backyard went from this:

To this:

Aaah. Spring is finally coming! And boy do we have work to do on our yard! We have big plans this year to level it off, finally fill in the hole where the above ground pool came out of (last fall the ground froze sooner than we thought so we didn't quite finish that project) and we're putting a fence around the yard to keep the pup in. I've also requested permission from the town to have pet chickens! More details to follow!