Archives for May 2011

Oh Happy Day…for Mothers and Gardeners!

Happy Mother’s Day to any and all of you that ‘mother’ or have ‘mothered’.¬† ūüôā¬† It is not an easy task though it surely can be one of the most rewarding – kinda like gardening, huh?

And now…as promised…(drum roll, please):

AFTER - Lasagna Garden ©May 2011

Ta Daaaaaa!!!¬† My first round of planting is complete and, as if to¬†bless my efforts, the Good Lord has provided a slow, gentle¬†rain during the night, as well as¬†periodically throughout the day!¬†¬†¬†Though you cannot see them yet, the horizontal row in front will be my Mountain White Half Runners.¬† The bamboo poles and twine will serve as a trellis system for support and easy picking.¬† The plants transplanted from my Aerogarden seem perfectly happy in their new surroundings and have actually perked up today.¬† I do believe they are appreciative to have nature’s watering system provide them with a drink.

I will post updates as things progress here on the¬†Sweet ‘T’ lawn.¬† But for now I am happy to enjoy the day with my children who have come home to spend time with their Mother.¬† Isn’t life grand?¬† I am truly blessed!

Planting Day in the Piedmont

Good morning, my friends!  Guess what today is based on Mr. Almanac?  It is the blessed day you get to plant your summer garden.  I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!!!  Needless to say this will be a very short post as I must get started planting.

Since our last ‘chat’ I decided to add yet another row to my edible landscape.¬† I know…I know…I really need a farm.¬† ūüôā¬† Regardless,¬†I must work with what I have right now and I am working it GOOD!!!¬† I now have five rows, an area around my mailbox and an area around my lamp post.¬† Today I will be planting tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, peppers, okra and green beans.¬† My mouth is watering just thinking about it and remembering the deliciousness from last year.¬† Here is a picture of my bounty from one morning last summer:

Deliciousness...© 7 2010

Three rows, folks…just three rows of veggies produced approximately this much every single day.¬† It was amazing and the reason I am chomping at the bit to get outside and get started on this .¬† So…here is your “BEFORE’ picture:

BEFORE © 5/7/2011

¬†I will post my “AFTER” picture this evening or in the morning dependent upon my level of exhaustion. ūüôā¬† I¬†hope you all are doing the exact same thing today or tomorrow.¬† If not, the next good days for planting above ground crops are Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th¬†.¬†

Bib overalls on?  Check!  Coffee in hand? Check!  Gabe and Bailey (my Goldens) requesting their collars?  Check!  Well then, it must be TIME to get outside and get started!  Whatever you are doing today Рenjoy!  I know I surely will~