Saturday, April 23, 2011

Garden Prep

Spring is very dry for us this year. My garden area from last year is covered in dry weeds and sand.Some of the onions I planted last year came up again this year and are slowly getting buried in all the sand.

Since my old garden area was too depressing to work in I decided I needed a change. This year my garden will be in the orchard; which has its share of weeds too.

My first task was to water a small area to soften up the dirt. It was almost impossible to hoe weeds with the ground being so hard and dry.

Once all the tall dry weeds were cleared out things began looking better. I ended up with two piles of dry weeds awaiting to be burned.

After several days of watering the ground was finally soft enough for me to begin hoeing the green weeds and making rows for planing.

I now have onions planted along with carrots, green beans, peas, cauliflower and broccoli.

There is still much to be done, hoeing weeds and planting more seeds, but now when I walk out to the orchard and look over the garden I can really see the progress I have made.


Packrat said...

Wow, the landscape is so flat. Then, wow, look at all the work you've done. Looks great.

Hope you have been spared the tornadoes. Have a Blessed Easter.

Anonymous said...

You've managed to get quite a bit done.. I like the way its between the trees

Ann said...

Wow, you've done so much! Looking good. Our tiller died last year, so not sure we'll even be putting in a garden. It's all nothing but mud right now, anyway.

Helen Ruth said...

Wow, what progress you've made! Looking good. We're having a rough time with dry too. Barely a drop of rain. I'm still amazed at how your earth is so red!!!

Packrat said...

Checking to see if you are okay.

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