Sunday, May 29, 2011

Garden Work

Husband took the week off to work in the gardens and around the acreage. There is always so much to do in the spring and clean up the mess after the snow has melted. It is hard to imagine now that only three weekends ago we still had snow covering most of he garden.

Some things that Husband (and some by me) accomplished:
•Tilled the garden
•Brought tomatoes into the greenhouses
•Hooked up the electrical wiring to the barn
•Installed one of the iron gates at front of property
•General clean up of propery
•Put in bedding plants
•Weeded beds and berry garden
•Planted garden
•Built planter boxes
•Fixed fence around garden
•Planted flower beds and boxes

Garden freshly tilled

Large greenhouse waiting to be planted

Small greenhouse with two variety of tomatoes. (The white cloth is the row covers for the cabbages)

Husband had better luck starting some of the tomatoes this year. The Purple Russian only produced one plant and a few fruit last year. I manages to save a few seeds, and this year started five plants.

Glacier tomato plants all died last year. We had a few seeds put away and were able to start five plants this spring. We are keeping our fingers crossed that all will survive and fruit.

The chicks are three weeks old and it was a nice weekend so I brought them out into the sunshine. Right away they lay down and stretched out their wings to sun themselves.


Marissa said...

I love the look of your greenhouses! do you plant the tomatoes out later or let them grow inside the whole season? Gardening in Texas is a wee bit different! :P

Carpe Diem said...

Hi Marissa,
Thanks for stopping by. We live in a cold climate so the tomatos and peppers are started indoors in a heated garage with grow lights. Once warm enough outside we bring them into the greenhouses.

Jody said...

You've been very busy. I really hope your tomatoes produce for you. We're not sure about ours. We don't know why, but none of the tomatoes we seeded are doing well at all.