Thursday, May 6, 2010

garden update





with a little research (which should have been done prior to the gardening), i found out that our blueberries will most likely NOT grow! :( blueberries are very hard to grow, and very picky about their soil...but also take 3+ yrs to produce fruit!!! i also saved a plum pit so we could try to grow a plum tree. this time i researched though...up to 5+ yrs for a fruit bearing tree. for someone who was never much of a gardener, i want INSTANT benefits of gardening! i want to see growth and pretty flowers, etc. knowing myself, i also would like organization in my garden. ie: rows with the produce. lately i've been tending to the garden & actually enjoying it, for the most part! it's relaxing!! our soil really should have been tilled better as there are MANY weeds growing in it almost instantly after weeding it! i think i have learned some and next year will take this on from start to end. our starter seeds aren't doing awesome either. many have just withered away (which is understandable from the constant heat to cold we are all experiencing!!!). i do have some strong green beans and cantalope growing and look forward to planting them soon. in the garden we are seeing our first strawberries and the lettuce is growing fast! can anyone say YUMMY SALAD?!? there is also this green plant growing where joe planted the potatoes. do potatoes grow greens? it's fun to check on and talk with the neighbors about. they are getting excited with us!! they have been helping take care of the weeds around it too. i can't wait to be able to share some of the fruits of our labors with them!!

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