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March 31, 2017 10:54am CST
The weatherman says there is no further chance of a frost so we are taking him at his word. We went to the local co-op and got our initial plantings. We love the red leaf lettuce and they were buy-one-get-one free. This will be just part of my husband's lettuce collection - the man loves his lettuce! I spotted broccoli called 'stir-fry broccoli' so I had to get a six pack of that. I am the broccoli eater in this house so 6 plants will provide me with enough (gas)..... We do so well with our mushroom mulch raised bed that 2 tomato plants are far more than enough. We have one Big Boy and one Better Boy. I guess we have a male garden Ha Ha! No planting quite yet. The garden has to be turned over and that won't happen until tomorrow after it dries a little. For now we can dream of fresh lettuce and tomato salads Photo is mine.
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31 Mar 17
Last week I bought some plants for the window boxes, the old ones had been killed by the frost and even our bushes took a blasting from the wind and the sleet. Hopefully we will be able to undo some of the damage and enjoy a good summer flowering.
1 Apr 17
I have started turning over an area of the garden yesterday, I wanted to continue today, but my back hurts, so I am going to skip one day. I told my husband that this year it will be three plants of tomatoes (1 pear shaped, 1 cherry, 1 round) only 1 zucchini a few hot peppers and nothing else.
1 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill I do not want to spend hours in summer to water the veggies. Most of the time we have to donate half of what we grow because it's too much. I see no reason to work for something we do not use. I took a hot bath, my back is better now.
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1 Apr 17
@LadyDuck My husband waters every day - but he makes sure to water at the base of the plants so he isn't using much water. As long as watering is consistent it doesn't matter when or how many times. The photo is from a garden two homes prior to this one - it was 50 x 50 and it was amazing check out the sunflowers!