Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beautiful weather but still to early

We had beautiful weather during my time off this week. It was in the high 70s and sunny. Matter of fact I actually got a decent burn on the back of my neck (ouch!!). It is still to early to do any serious planting because the weather can go very cold still at this time of year. So I caught up on some projects that have been on my plate all winter. I did plant some orchids in a container and watered everything but that is it. I actually got into the woodworking part of things. I primed and painted the wood for the 2 new raised beds that we are building this year. That will give us 5 total. 2- 4x8, 2-2x8, 1- 4x4 (herb bed).

I did a doorstop for our front door that kept putting a hole in the wall

Then I finished up a magazine holder

One more thing was I finished the window boxes for our porch. Then the days off was over and it was back to work for me.

Oh yeah, as you can see I had my handy, dandy helper with me the whole time. His name is Pablo

Friday, April 17, 2009

OMG! it's starting to get ahead of me

Ok, now all the planting is done and I'm in trouble. If I needed six plants I planted 12-18 thinking of the fail rate. Well so far nothing has failed and I'm over run by seedlings and I don't have the heart to pull the proverbial plug. I think friends will be getting alot of seedlings this year. Here are a few of the pictures, I'm having to expand from the shelving unit.

It has also been very nice out so I was able to get out and do some things in the yard. I cleaned up the straw that I put down last fall around all the bulbs I planted and fed the Lilacs and blueberries. While cleaning out the straw there was a tiny frog taking a winters long nap. He scared the tar out of me. Don't worry I put him back and put a clump of straw (his blanky) over him.

Ok, that's it so I will leave you with a few pictures of some of the early spring flowers.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Potting up

So I did some potting up today. It took forever to wash & bleach so many 4in pots, but I got it done. This year I bought 400 4 in pot from a place that recycles them. The only problem is that they are not washed. Cheap but a little extra work. So I potted up my sweet peppers, Banana peppers, super sweets, Roma, Dill, Fennel, Chives. I think that is it. It took me all afternoon. I'm quickly running out of room but think I will be ok. I might have to get 2 more lights. I have another shelving unit in the house somewhere.
Tomorrow If I get a chance I'm going to start some squash. 6 different varieties. Here's some pictures of what I did today and what is starting to pop up around the yard. There is a ton of work around the yard to do. Just waiting for it to dry up a little.