Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Got the munchies...

With all the cold weather and frosty mornings we had
this spring, I didn't think my lettuce and radishes
would ever sprout, but now I'm munching(grazing)
every morning...yummm...

and we are all anxious to eat these beauties,
even though some of my tomato plants got frostbite,
they are looking pretty good so far.

I had to mulch and fence in the bean patch yesterday,
those pesky wabbits...the frosts and cold weather
really slowed the strawberries too...

I think I'm cultivating more chicken wire than anything...
I'm planting more beans today, they'll soak
overnight, then I inoculate them with nitrogen,
before poking into the ground,
but the bunnies have been hard on them...
let's not even talk about the frosts we had...

Been eating broccoli for a couple of weeks now,
the snow peas are starting to blossom, Brussel's sprouts
are lookin' good and the beets are up 4 inches ...

Had to re-fence the cabbages...did I mention the
pesky wabbits...

See all that mowed grass just beyond the squash n zucchini,
that is all future garden...
little by little I'll get it all plowed up for my ever-expanding
salad bowl, this is what I live for every year,
the weather can be a real bugger at times,
but that's the way of it in the Heartlund...
feast or famine, the hot humid nights have arrived,
FINALLY
and we can all sit back and wait, salt shaker in hand...

Just wait till I find the first egg...
listen for the squeal...it's me(not the hen)!!!

Note to self...
clean out the mini-coop today, boy,
is the compost pile gonna heat up now...ha!

5 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

I see a fried egg sandwich with lettuce and tomato in your future.

donna baker said...

Sharon, you are Wonder Woman. I've been gardening for 30 years now and I know it is one of the hardest things to do in the world. That is a beautiful garden. Around here, it seems that a very wet and cool spring has given way to extreme heat and dry. Unfortunately, I think it is going to be a fallow year. The wild things, i.e., wild plums, blackberries and the ones I've planted, the peaches, cherries, grapes and thornless blackberries have gone kaput. And, one of my pecan trees has died. One must really be an optimist to ever attempt gardening. Hope you can and freeze all that.

Sylvia Cross said...

Marigolds will keep rabbits away,they really work.Your garden looks wonderful so far ahead of us here in Michigan.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Your "vegie" garden is looking pretty good, thankfully we don't have rabbit problems here, just snails, slugs and other pesky critters.

My Winter plot is not looking too bad at present, I have planted Bok Choy ( chinese cabbage) for the first time. Looking forward to lots of vegetable stir fry.

Bring on the first egg, hurry up ladies we are all waiting....

time worn interiors said...

the garden is looking good! just when do you think those tomatoes will be ripe?
tot

ps~still haven't unloaded the truck yet! I dread it! not sure where we are gonna put all those treasures!