Thursday, April 29, 2010

Planting Onions, Planting Garlic and Tilling

What wonderful weather we have been having!!! Suddenly it is spring and I can't believe how warm it is and how warm the soil is. Tuesday I checked the soil under some IRT (green plastic) that I laid last fall and found it incredibly warm. Even though it was still April, I couldn't resist and immediately planted some onions and garlic! Those two plants will withstand frost, warmer ground is what they need. I can hardly resist planting the broccoli, lettuce and cauliflower seedlings, but nine times out of ten if I do, they will die, so I am restraining myself.

I am keeping busy. Yesterday I managed to till my big hill garden and my mom's garden. They are somewhere between the size of large gardens or small fields, so getting them tilled is an accomplishment. I also removed all the mulch from my flower beds and discovered many perenials already growing--hooray! I mowed the lawn, raked the leaves and dead grass and spread fertilizer. Today I will water the lawn and by this time next week it should be green--I know it happens every year, but it's always a miracle to me.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, do share what perennials are coming up for you! Haven't done anything in the veggie garden yet, other than clear it out.

    Christine in Alaska