Sunday, May 19, 2013

A full long day of hard work. A tour of the garden. Nothing better!!

My White Rabbit statue with my favourite Japanese Maple.

I worked in the garden for about six hours today. I planted all of the bedding plants. Lacinato Kale, Curly Kale, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts and a new row of lettuce. I buy a few packages of my favourite lettuce varieties and mix them up in a little mason jar. This year it's, Salad Bowl, Freckles and Rouge D'Hiver. 

Bedding plants put into the gardens. They are a little floppy. I didn't use the fan on them this year. I am now convinced that it works to toughen up the stems of plants. So next year, I will use the fan again. 

As of today, my garlic is 46" tall. I cannot believe how big the plants are so early on. Wow.

My first row of lettuce is coming along nicely.

Last falls parsnips are getting HUGE. This greenery is about 2.5 feet tall.

I LOVE chive blossoms in I am very happy to see this!

I put the alpaca manure on top of my weed cloth between my strawberries. I had to excavate it out of there today. There was a bit of grass that came in in the first batch of manure and rooted through the cloth. It was impossible to get out. So now the cloth is out and I can dig a bit when I need to. I like a weed free garden.


Gardeningbren said...

Your white rabbit is lovely. How your garden grows!! My strawberries are really coming on also. I was thinking..a little white rabbit might be just the lovely sculpture there or in the Tom Thumb lettuce. Thanks for the inspiration.

Erin said...

That would be adorable. You just reminded me that I haven't put the Kitras Art Glass toadstools out! Next weekend.