Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First Plants Of 2011 In The Ground!

Today even though it was raining most of the day, my husband prepared two of our wood raised beds. He had to weed them first as they had really filled up with grass and weeds something awful. Then he used the wheel hoe/cultivator to plow it up. Then added fresh new compost from our compost pile. This is compost that has been sitting for a couple of years. It is very rich, dark and full of good things. Then he plowed it again.

After he did all that hard work. I had the job of bringing some of the plants from in the house and planted them in the first raised bed. I put the Green Hubbard Winter squash there. Six of them. I had eight, but broke two of them when trying to transplant them. That is because they had gotten quite big and I usually transplant them before they get that size. Next year, I will not start them so soon.

I did not get the second bed planted yet. Hopefully, I will get that one planted tomorrow. These beds are in the side yard, sort of out of the way. That way when they spread out they are not such a pest to my husband when he mows the lawn. He is very particular about the lawn!

Copyright © 2011 Kathleen G. Lupole
All Photographs Copyright © 2011 Kathleen G. Lupole


Ada said...

How exciting! My seedlings won't go out until next weekend but they are looking ready to spread their roots!

katlupe said...

I just couldn't wait to get them out of the house. Now I hope it doesn't get too cold at night for them.

Christy said...

Looks nice!

Bev said...

We still had frost warnings up here in Michigan last night. I am so ready for the warm weather to come. Just seeing your planting makes me want to get out and start planting a few things too but I best be patient till all the cold weather is done for good. Hope you have a bountiful garden this year!

Paula said...

Glad you got started. You are such a focused lady! Keeping the lawn nice around the house is quite nice too!