Monday, April 25, 2011

New Plants Arrive

Kate has been receiving plants in the mail a bunch lately and they needed to be planted soon.  We are not quite ready to plant them outside. so yesterday she put them into planters temporarily so they continue to grow.  We put these planters in the porch that we should have back soon from the little construction project going on out there. Most of these were flowers, I believe.  Day lilies, cone flowers, and Lily of the valley among them.

While she was doing that I got as much hay out of the strawberry bed as I could.  (You can see both the chives and garlic chives from last year in pots in the upper right of the pic.)  For now it will line the path between the gardens - not the easiest place to trim the grass or control weeds.  I think Kate may go throught it later this week when she plants the garlic and get some remaining hay and also thin the strawberry plants that are starting out almost as out of control as at the end of last year!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pea Sprouts

Peas are starting to sprout at the top of the west garden!  This row of peas we feared the squirrels got the best of so Kate planted another row just beneath this row, but there are many of those first seeds coming up now.  Also, in the lower right corner radishes were planted last week when she put the second row of peas in.  Much more to come on this side yet.

In the east garden, the strawberry bed, you can see several of the plants poking up through their winter cover.  We have not taken the hay out yet because of all the rain but we shall have to do it soon. Perhaps next week won't be so soggy.