Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Garden area that I've been working on

Here are updated photos of what I've been working on the last couple of weeks. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The war is on!

I'm declaring war on my garden.  Last year, what the deer and I'm assuming slugs didn't get get from the top, the gophers or moles got from the bottom.  I'm making boxes with hard cloth either stapled or tied to the boxes on the bottom and I'm going to make a cage at the top with a way to open that will have to take a security code to do so.

I'm taking on a project (why I keep doing this  I don't  know!) of making a garden for my kids club kids to have also.  The plan is to make birdhouse gourds to sell at our craft fair out benevolence group is putting together in September to raise funds for the club so it doesn't come out of the church fund.

I'm also having to do this by way if whatever I have and can find to use here or what other people are throwing out in the driveway for those driving by to pick up.  I'm really turing into a DIYer and I'm loving it!

So let the war begin!!!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My commitment for spring and summer 2012

My commitment is to make improvements from last year in my gardens.  I usually start out with a grand scale of things and by July (or the first snake in the yard), I retreat.

This year I'm going to try to commit to it.  Was playing Hidden Chronicles and got into the scene of "Bessie's Shack".  Was looking a little too much like home.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Getting an early start on some late start on others

I started planting my seed starts about a month ago and found old plastic containers to use for "Hot beds".  We've had several storms in the last three weeks that have caused a lot of rain fall and some chilling nights.  I went out to look at the  "beds" when the sun started peaking through the sky and saw some starting to sprout up. 

I'm thinking of finding someone one with a rotertiller to dig up my garden this year. Once its dug up I can work in it.  I'm getting a late start on that as I want to put some screen under about 6 in of dirt before I start planting or transplanting to keep the gophers from digging it up.  I have old pallets that I can tear apart to make larger beds to screen over my beans, peas and tomatoes.   I still want to do the square gardening as I get more room in my small space.