Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Garden is IN!

All raised beds are planted and looking great. All earthboxes are set and all buckets are full. We do have three more earthboxes on the way for succession planting of green beans, but apart from that, the rest of the summer is maintenance. We have some staking to do and some trellises to build, but we have a little time to get that accomplished.

Some of our strawberries are turning red and we have raspberries appearing on our raspberry canes. I think they are the golden raspberries that we set out last year. Our blackberry plants are healthy enough, but no sign of flowers or berries. But they are a later variety than the raspberries we have.

After some initial transplant shock that gave me a fright, our black currants are looking good. They have new leaves and are generally beginning to prosper.

We sowed some carrots and garlic today, mostly just to see what happens. We got out quite a few more summer squash, peppers, zucchini and cucumbers today. Oh, and a few more beans.

One of the things that really amazes me it the very small footprint that is required for such a potentially large harvest.

Anyone who is even considering a Recession Proof Lifestyle, should give this a try.


Niecey said...

We're not doing anything on the scale you guys are, but we were able to get a double allotment this year (it's free, so you can't complain!) and I was out there today sewing carrots, peas, broccoli, turnip and some flowers to attract beneficials. And we're doing our containers too. I do hope something turns out...