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Spent the Day Planting…

May 22nd, 2008

Well, I have been inspired by The Hunter’s Wife, and decided to plant a garden of my own. It is certainly not as pretty as Jody’s, but I am hoping that it will produce a bit of vegetables by the end of the summer. It was certainly a big job to get my garden ready today. I started out this morning with a nice little front yard, and ended this evening with 4 rows of corn, and 2 rows of beans. I didn’t get everything planted today, so I hope to get it done tomorrow. I was able to take off most of the day today, and it took almost the whole day to get the garden ready. I had to run the tiller through it 3 times before it was ready to put seed in it. The truth is, it probably wouldn’t hurt to let it set a day and then till it up again, but I don’t really want to wait that long. Remind me of that when the grass is growing up in the garden all summer.

Here is what we hope to put in the garden by the time we have it fully planted:

  • Tomatoes
  • JalapeƱo Peppers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Blue Lake Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Yellow crook neck squash
  • Okra
  • Cucumbers
  • Silver Queen Corn
  • Kale

I think that about covers it, though I may be forgetting something. I am looking forward to seeing how things grow here. The soil looks pretty good, and I got some Miracle Grow fertilizer to put on it…I’ve had good luck with that before, especially with peppers and tomatoes.

I’ll try to get some pictures taken when everything is planted.

4 Responses to “Spent the Day Planting…”

  1. Congrats on getting your garden ready. Looks like you’ll be planting a lot.

  2. You are more motivated than me. I would love to have a garden, but I just have too many other things that come first right now.

    Looking forward to seeing how yours turns out though. Nothing better than fresh veggies!

  3. I’ve never even heard of Kale – what is it? Everything else sounds like your place is going to be a fine place to be this fall! That’ll be some good grub to complement the venison steaks!

  4. Sounds like a good garden. If you have any extras, send them my way.

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