April 7, 2011

-from my garden- tomatoes finally!

The sun finally was shinning today and it looks like the weather has taken a permanent turn for the better. Dare I say spring has come. As I sit here writing this blog post however I am still keeping my fingers crossed just in case I'm wrong.

We finally got our tiller back after two weeks. The poor repair man was under the weather so that was the delay. Thank goodness the carburetor just needed a good cleaning so it wasn't a costly endeavor and now we're back in business.

My husband and I went out today and planted some tomatoes and a few lettuce plants in our garden. It's just a start for us there is still plenty left to do, but we didn't want to leave for the beach without having something in the ground.

Here's a few pictures- the product of our labor...

You may be wondering about the black paper, we always use this in our tomato gardens. We love this stuff, it keeps the weeds down and the soil moist around the roots in the hot southern sun. Take my word when I tell you our tomatoes grow tall and strong.

1 comment:

  1. I'll stop back and check on tomato progress!

    My husband started tilling our garden yesterday. We want to add some amendments to ours before the second tilling. We're in western PA so we have frosts for probably another month, almost. The tomatoes have to wait; they sit in pots, patiently soaking up the sun on my windowsill. But we'll plant some peas and some radishes. It's always so good just to see something growing. And, we grow a lot more flowers now than vegetables. I have our dahlias in pots getting a head start. We have to lift our dahlia bulbs each autumn because they'd freeze to death in the ground if we didn't. We're zone 5, but can swing to a zone 4 in bad winters.

    You garden looks very nice. Ours is much smaller than when our kids were growing up. Now, not so much. A couple tomatoes, a couple of peppers, kohlrabi because my husband likes the yellow flowers the second spring, if we mulch them and they live through the winter.

    We like to sit in the garden. There are some shade trees on one side. We have chairs and bench for extra seats in case a visitor drops by.

    Ahh... summer days coming. Oh--do enjoy your trip to the beach, Jen!!


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