Sunday, September 12, 2010

crops planted

Well during the week, I brought some seedlings and hubby and the boys planted them. We have plenty of room for more in there, so I will pick up a few more plants to add to the garden. As well as seeds.
Today, hubby and the boys planted some peas and chives and some other veges and herbs in seedling trays. Im hoping that they germinate within the week or two and we have some more plants to enjoy.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day ??

Gardening has now been put back to the weekends, which are still busy times for us. Although, hubby has managed to get most of it dug up there is still about 5% to do and then the fence, and soil preparation and finally the seeds.

Miles has already planted some vegetables in a polystyrene box, he is very proud of the little plants that have grown. Already I can see 4 pea plants and a lot of brocs, bak choy and a few other greens in there. When they get bigger, they will be planted in the garden beds. We might do another box this weekend or next, so that the vegetables are on going. Will try and take a photo of his plants tomorrow and post them up.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 3 - Monday

Nothing happened. We had a little rain, and hubby was too tired to work in there when he came home...major headache.
Hopefully on Tuesday, he might feel up to it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 2 - Sunday

Only worked in the garden for about an hour or so. They kids gave a big hand in getting some of the work done.

Day 1 - Saturday

We decided to start the clearing process on Saturday. Here are some shots of the garden before we started.

During the clearing process.

The pumpkin that we have growing in the chicken pen. Japanese pumpkin, there are 2 vines growing there and they are blooming and have quite a few pumpkins on it. We are just waiting for them to ripen so they can become pumpkin soup during winter and scones and anything else that we can make up with them.

Starting a fresh

Well the garden has been laying bare for some time now. I cannot remember when we had something in there, but I am sure it was before summer hit us.

So, since it is getting cooler, and we like cabbage, broccoli and other vegetables, it was about time that we started getting the garden ready for produce.

There is still a lot of work to do. We have 4 hens, and they killed everything we had in our garden this past summer, so a fence needs to go up before any planting can take place. Weeds need to be removed. Rubble from the previous owners needs to be moved and then we can have a nice clean area to work in and not worry about snakes or other nasties hiding in there.

This is a family effort, with the kids taking an active (and sometimes they are in the way) role in getting the garden ready. They are happy to be outside and helping their father work in getting the weeds out of the garden bed.