gardening has begun…in stages

ah, finished

I planted beans, 2 types of peas, zuc, green onions, radish, leeks, swiss chard, spinach, sweet and Thai basil, cilantro, fenugreek, mesclun salad mix, broc and shallots and spread the straw. Nothing else to do until i can put the cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers in.

finally, i can rest

My hope is that by the time the seeds germinate, 5-12 days, that frost will be gone. Here is a view of the garden in it’s seeded and prepped stage.

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We moved the herb garden (and the stones surrounding it) from the middle of the yard (the only place that had full sun when I put that garden in) to the side of the yard along the North side. Eventually the last little bit of chain link fence will be gone with a privacy fence replacing it. All the mounds and mounds of mulch have been raked up off the grass and are awaiting the next stage – landscaping. The veggies are the first priority!

herb garden


Also in the yard this week, two small maples that were growing along the fence line have been moved to future key shade creating locations and one new flowering crab apple. Flowers, and many pots of pansies and petunias are hanging around the yard. Oh and I planted 9 lilac seedlings that I purchased at my local conservation district.

Since it has been too cold to plant some of the veggies, I transplanted them into plastic pint glasses with a hole poked in the bottom – easy to write the type of plant on the side too. Here is a pic of the future garden plants.

future plants for the garden

I have 10 varieties or so of tomatoes – several heirlooms and the rest are for canning. Four varieties of hot peppers (habanero, jalapeno and cayenne) with about 36 anaheim green chile plants (love green and red NM chiles) and one set of red bell peppers. Two varieties of cucumbers – pickling and hothouse – are waiting to spread their roots too.

The radishes are up, the fenugreek, spinach and mesculn mix are all sprouting now, oh and the snow peas! (I started this blog last week)

mesclun mix

Today – I added to the no rototiller zone (asparagus and strawberries here) a rhubarb plant from a friend’s giant rhubarb plant. Ah…next year I can bake a rhubarb pie.


i’m out

2 thoughts on “gardening has begun…in stages

  1. I officially have garden envy! Planting things sounds lovely right now.
    (I am trying to make do with a few potted herbs in my kitchen).

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