Preparing and planting

This morning Shan and I got up very early, ran up the hill (in the truck, we didn’t literally run. 😉 ) to watch the sunrise, and then went to the garden. We desperately needed to get the peas in the ground.

We had a little bit of work to do, but we were able to get enough space cleared to get them in.

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We planted two types. One needs trellising and the other does not.

We are putting both cardboard and straw down to keep the weeds at bay.

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There are other parts of the garden that are growing.

Shan’s strawberries are doing well, even though they did get mowed over.  We are transplanting them into a raised bed, so I’m hoping they will continue to do well.

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The lettuce is also doing well, even though it was mowed over as well.

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Not only were we able to get the peas in, we also put in two rows of green beans.

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There is still much to do.

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The rest of the garden area above will be filled with okra, onions, radishes, eggplant, cucumbers, and I will be planting the three sisters: corn, pole beans and squash. The other garden will have the strawberries and melons. We will container the tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, potatoes, and some small squash. I also have lettuce, arugula, and spinach in a container.

I cannot wait until I am able to get some fresh garden produce!

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5 thoughts on “Preparing and planting

  1. Hello! Aside from a pumpkin that grew for some fluke reason, I have never grown any plant to real maturity! I wind up killing them somehow. You’d think it would be simple, but it isn’t. So I can appreciate that a lot of hard work is going on here. 🙂

    1. You are right. A lot of work can go into it. This year I’m hoping that weeding is not part of the hard work… but I know better. 😀

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