Saturday, June 14, 2008

All planted, almost

This is the view of my garden from Mr. Attitude's soon-to-be bedroom. I envy him.

Today I planted the leftover potatoes, pole beans and winter squash, pumpkins, watermelon, Diva cucumber, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, turnip, and golden beet. And I weeded the rock garden in the bottom center of the photo, which included hand pulling a huge stand of stinging nettle. I managed to not get stung. Then I planted rhubarb, and encircled it with stones, as can be seen in the left center of the photo. Then there was the blueberry bed, mid right side in the photo. It had been overgrown with a grass that formed an amazing, impenetrable root layer. I managed to get most of it out, but it was a long, sweaty process. After most of the biomass was removed from the blueberry bed, I gave each of the five plants a good dose of fertilizer. The plants, having been nipped down to the ground by rabbits and/or deer every winter, are smaller than when I planted them.

I still have a few things to plant tomorrow. Of course, there are always things to plant.

I'm working on my blogroll, incorporating the new blog list feature that has site feeds so you can tell when the blog was last updated. I have the Minnesota blogs done, but the process takes a while so I won't get it all done for a while. But this may save me some time, since I can tell when blogs have been updated. I know, I could use some kind of software to accomplish the same thing, but hey, I'm not that sophisticated. Yet.


Jayne said...

Wow, Deb, I am so impressed! What a gardener you are. Can't wait to see this same view in a few weeks. :c)

Floridacracker said...

Busy busy. It's so green up there right now. It must be extra special after the long cold winter you went through.
Happy Fathers day to the Hermit!

Deb said...

Jayne- I can't wait to see it either. Summer up here in the north is such a short, sweet, beautiful thing.

FC- Green and wet. Hermit and a friend were digging footings for a deck off our front door today, and there was water 4 feet down. The ground is saturated. I'm glad we weren't entertaining ideas of having a functional basement in our house.

Thanks for the Father Day greetings. I kind of forgot...and forgot to tell the kids...oops.