Tuesday, May 7, 2013

☼ Grow your own damn Food! ☼

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These weekly posts are to share the progress of our garden; sharing photos and our gardening experiments and will hopefully inspire you to grow your own garden too! :) 
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This week we did lots of transplanting! The front beds saw their first plants when we transplanted the kale starts. We also mulched them with grass clippings. We are honestly not sure what to expect as they are looking rather sad after a couple days of being out--especially compared to the kale that we direct seeded that is almost ready for harvest! If they don't make it then we have room to plant something else, right now they're tucked at the side of where the tomatoes and peppers will be once they're ready to transplant. 

Oh and pretty flowers are still popping up in the front beds too ^_^

In the front beds… we transplanted some more lettuce in "bed #3" as well a few mustard green starts that are admittedly looking rather pitiful as well after a couple days. The lettuce still look good though! 

In "bed #2" we transplanted the broccoli starts behind the row of direct seeded broccoli from last week. We also transplanted a row of bok choi and collards in front of the spinach planted in the back last week. 

The seeds that we direct seeded last week are starting to come up, including the broccoli which has always been a tricky one for us to grow so we're rather excited and hopeful about that.

The greenhouse is still booming. I have a bet going with Cory that within the week we'll be ready to harvest kale, it's just getting so big so quickly. The mustard greens we need to start harvesting as they are getting big and rather spicy! 

The peas are looking great! And the second row we planted last week has started to come up. 

This week we also went on an adventure looking for cool driftwood to try and pretty up the back fence. It's a work in progress and hasn't gotten very far but we did find some cool pieces, now we just have to decorate. ;) 

Lastly, I don't think we can wait much longer before transplanting the zucchini and cucumber, they are getting so big so fast! Cory made little supports for the cucumber since they're getting so tall; using chopsticks and twist ties haha. Creative. We are probably going to have to plant them soon though even if it's before the technical last frost--we've had super hot summer weather all week so we're optimistic. 

Well, that's all this week, been super busy with work so I'll be getting back to that now. ;) Hope you're all having a lovely week and enjoying some warm weather and that your gardens are thriving! 


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