The Backyard

The Backyard

Sunday, April 10, 2011

And to Think I Wasn't Going to Have A Garden This Year





The garden was going to wait this year while I train for a 7-day stage mountain bike race, but I couldn't bare the thought of not having certain vegetables I grew to depend on each season. This year more than ever, with the high prices of produce, several plants just had to be planted. You saw the 453-onion patch in an earlier post. Today, I planted 72 broccoli plants, mounded up the sweet potato rows for 50 slips coming in a couple weeks, and dug the potato trench for the Red Norland seed potato Donna's neighbors Andre and Diane so kindly shared. Donna and I will split them in the fall. The spinach is coming up and the kale over-wintered and is coming back. I love spring... I wish I was retired!

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HomemadeMother said...

Looks like you are planting a nice, large garden! Good for you! If I didn't live in the middle of a big city I'd be doing the same thing...!

Janice said...

what a beautiful garden wish it was mine

Trashmaster46 said...

I'm having garden space envy :)

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Two Q's for ya Chilli, what's with the straw? No weeds I know, but do ya plow it under or rake it off?

Is all seed equal? I can't get spinach to grow :-( I considered it could be the crappy store bought seed. Or my lack of savvy. Although I've grown spinach before, I get batches that just won't grow.

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