Friday, April 03, 2009

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The broccoli is growing well. I am looking forward to broccoli and cheese, broccoli salad, and broccoli in a vegetable tray. I still have to be patient for awhile longer.
A close up view of one of our broccoli plants. We also have cabbage plants growing, but the broccoli plants look better.

Here are some of the seedlings that Hope and I planted last week. The tomatoes and peppers haven't germinated yet. It hasn't been warm enough in the shop to make them germinate. That is why I usually float them in the bathtub. It just makes it much quicker, but I was hoping that I could make it work in the shop. Next week is suppose to turn cold so if they haven't germinated by the end of the weekend, to the bathtub they will go for a nice warm soak!
I also have potatoes sitting in my living room that are ready to be planted. Our tiller string broke so Michael hasn't been able to till the garden area. The potatoes look wonderful so I am hoping they will last just a bit longer until we can get the area tilled. I have left the box in the living room as a constant reminder that we need to get this done. You know the saying, "Out of sight, out of mind." That is a reality here in our home!!!
This is a busy season here on our little farm. If I don't stay on top of things, then I will not be ready for garden season. Our bees are also scheduled to arrive sometime next week. I will NOT be participating with their care. However, I do not mind helping to assemble the frames. That is a nice job that occurs in the safety of our shop without bees flying around my head!!!!!
grace and peace,


Boysaplenty!! said...

Did you lose the hive you had previously or are you adding another hive? Just curious as we have started with bees this spring for the first time and have so much to learn! Our growing season for broccoli is over until the fall but I thought of you just the other day as I took some of my garden broccoli out of the freezer for a meal. It was soooo good compared to the frozen broccoli I buy in the store! I will definitely be planting lots more this fall!!

TnFullQuiver said...

We didn't lose our hives that we already had. Well to be honest we aren't for sure if we lost any hives. He needs to open them up on a WARM sunny day to see what we have. We always order one pack of bees to add to our existing hives. Each year we do usually lose at least one hive. I'll do an update post when he puts the new package of bees in the hive. Brocoli is one of my favorite garden plants...I am glad you enjoyed yours too!!