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Friday, April 23, 2010

Planting Mania

That is what we are in the middle of right now. So far we have planted lettuce, spinach, leeks, onions, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, peas, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. For herbs Beatrice has planted coriander, basil, parsley in with some parsley, rosemary, and oregano that made it from last year. Needless to say we have more than a little dirt under our finger nails, sore backs and are usually heading for bed early. And that is why there have been no posts lately.... So here is a look at the crops (imagine something green growing).
We also have the first of our summer renters. The sparrows always seem to get here first but eventually the Purple Martins take over later in the month when they run out of room elsewhere.
Now all we need is the predicted rain over the weekend. Nice on and off showers that will have time to perc into the ground. This year we are trying black landscape fabric on the tomato field as a weed barrier. It should let the rain water in but just in case we have set up the drip irrigation system.
Next planting will be Tuesday and Wednesday. We will get the first plot of corn in, and all of the squash, cucumbers, and zucchini (only one!!!!!).

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