What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, May 21, 2012

Taters and A First Planting






I finally cleaned out the potato bin of the last of the winter POTATOES and cut them up for seed.  It feels good to have a fresh potato bin.  It will feel better to have a fresh and FULL potato bin!

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The potatoes and onions are in.  The sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots, broccoli and cabbage too.  And we planted our first rows of spinach and lettuce- leaving space for a few more rows in the coming weeks.

But especially impressive is how arrow-straight the rows are.  

How DO we do it?!?


Rains are expected for the next few days so I *really* hope to squeeze some garden time in this afternoon to plant the last of my seeds---corn, summer and winter squashes, more carrots, cukes, etc. 

I am hardening off the 76 tomato plants- along with the flowers and basil and peppers and such- that I started way back when.  

Their time will come....

9 comments:

...they call me mommy... said...

Did you fertilize? What do you use? Manure? If so, can you plant right away or do you have to let it "rest" for awhile? Your photos have me inspired. I also choked on my coffee when I read the rows being arrow straight...LOL. You are funny.

...they call me mommy... said...

almost not also ;) *sigh* I type too fast...

...they call me mommy... said...

Ouch...sunburn! :(

Bonnie said...

I was admiring the straightness of Andrew's row, I can see where he was sitting.
You have me so pumped up to expand the garden, but I'm trying to remember I have a baby due at harvest time....
Next Year.
And I want your seed starting secrets, I am on year 2 of pitiful, pathetic seed starts. Share 'em woman!

Bobbi Anderson said...

I want the seedling secrets too... mine failed miserably AGAIN, Bonnie your not alone! My peas are successful, but our fat city squirrels got to some of my other early march plantings : ( BOO!

Love the rows ; )

-Bobbi

Bobbi Anderson said...

I want the seedling secrets too... mine failed miserably AGAIN, Bonnie your not alone! My peas are successful, but our fat city squirrels got to some of my other early march plantings : ( BOO!

Love the rows ; )

-Bobbi

Sandy said...

I don't even know what cukes are! oh dear! It all looks and sounds just grand:-) Also, happy birthday for the other day! I normally use my blackberry and can't comment from it! hope you had a wonderful day!

Sandy said...

Also, not sure if you remember my question about waiting for another baby in your questions post, well, God taught me patience and contentment AND then blessed us with another wee one. Due in November:-) thanks again for your wise advice, been so helpful to remember that children are a gift, its helping me fight anxiety during this pregnancy as I remember that this baby is a gift from the Lord, no matter what happens.

Rebecca said...

Amy~ no, I didn't fertilize. Once the garden is over with and everything is dead this fall we will put all the chicken poo and such on it and leaves and such. Then over the winter we will let it sit and meld.

Most of the time you do have to let manure sit a season before using it. I think the only exception to that rule is rabbit poo. I don't think that is strong enough to burn plants...but don't quote me on it.

Maybe next year we will have animals to provide manure but until then- the chickens have the job.

Oh-and that is TAN, btw. ;-)

Bonnie~ I wrote you a long comment a long time ago about seedlings. But I don't remember where. I guess the only trick to seedlings is to make SURE they don't dry out. Always keep them moist. One day of too-dry and tender seedlings are murdered in their pots. Next year I'll try to remember to do a post on seedlings when I am starting them. Remind me, would ya?

Sandy~ you know what cukes are. You just don't know the cooky name this girl gives them. Cukes is just the short, lazy way of writing cucumbers. And congratulations on the babycakes! I am so happy for you!