(Closed) Spring has sprung: time to garden!

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our crocuses came up this week, too!

We actually put a few potatoes and onions in the ground today. Also, so broccoli and cauliflower and romaine lettuce, though I do not have high hopes that it will all make it. We love to garden, and with the farm, we freeze or can enough for the whole year. We have a little over a half an acre for the regular plants, and then we have about 1/4 acre where we put the vines.

We plant: potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, onions, carrots, hot peppers, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, various lettuces, cabbage, watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, pumpkin, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes… you know, the usual! 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Wow!  I am jealous.  Sadly, us here in the desert aren’t going to be planting much of anything.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We just put our early summer garden in today, actually (we’re obviously in a more temperate climate—but even so, this is the first week the soil’s been warm enough for the summer plants, so fingers crossed that we didn’t jump the gun!) Spent the morning turning and amending the soil and trying to get our drip lines working again (since it rains all winter here)…fun fun fun.

For now, we’re growing: tomatoes (three heirlooms for now, and will add three more a little later in the spring—have to start them super early here because we don’t really get enough heat for tomatoes, so they take forever!), a bunch of herbs, lettuces and spinach, and one zucchini (will add more summer and winter squash later in the year). I’ll be getting some pea and bean starts from the farmer’s market, too. From our winter garden, we also still have fava beans, carrots, parsnips, beets, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts that aren’t quite ready yet. (Oh, and I forgot—we also planted asparagus and rhubarb today, which won’t start producing for 2-3 years, but still fun to get going!)

It was great to have the first sunny warmish weekend of the year just in time for the first day of spring—yay!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

yay!  I haven’t gotten a chance to plant much yet this year, but I did notice that my lavender sprouted yesterday 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love crocuses 🙂 my mom and I always got excited when I was little and they first came up!!! I wish I had some!

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