Monday, April 9, 2012

H - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Now is the time to start getting that garden ready. If you are on the ball, you have already gotten your seeds started, in anticipation for spring planting. Believe it or not, I do have some seeds started. I just hope the garden area will be ready when it's time to get these babies in the soil.

My tomatoes

Brussels sprouts - They look a little spindly

Only one eggplant was brave enough to emerge
You might think that I am well on my way to having a garden. However, what you can't see is that there is no place to put them, at the moment. Hubby and I have our work cut out for us as we try to get the ground ready for a garden. 

Right now our priority is to get the yard whipped up into tip-top shape. These are some pictures of the first mowing. Remember, this yard hasn't been mowed  for at least a year, maybe two. Hubby did the mowing, and I did the raking. The yard is starting to shape up, and I can tell it isn't feeling quite as neglected. 

That stuff was deep

Piles of grass

One big pile to burn
The front "garden"
The side "garden" (Sigh)
There is so much work to do, but we are making progress. Guess what the topic for "P" will be! Pictures of our progress. So, stay tuned.

I will leave you with some cheerier pictures of the daffodils that I transplanted from the old house to the new house.


  1. Hi Darlene. Nice to see the billowing daffodils at the end there. My goodness, that grass certainly was deep! Hopefully you'll be able to keep it down a bit now but, as you quite rightly say, you've certainly got your work cut out my friend. It's an exciting time of the year in the garden, isn't it.

  2. Do you guys have a shop light? If you have one put it right above your seedlings. It helps to lightly brush your hand across the seedlings too. They won't be as leggy. (lol)

    If there aren't seed heads in your mown grass, I would use it as a mulch with your gardens. It's free, will help fertilize slowly and keep the moisture in later on as summer gets here. It's also possible that you could lay 4-10 layers of newspaper or 1 layer of cardboard down and top it off with the grass clippings, dirt, compost, whatever you've got and you'll end up with a nice garden bed for next year. Water it down so that it doesn't all blow away though. Worms love it. (Pill bugs too, but shhh.....)

    I'm so excited that you have found your forever home. It'll take time but it'll be beautiful and all yours. Love the daffodils.

  3. It's a lot of work but you can do it. I was going to suggest some of the same things All 8 said so I'll leave it be. I know you'll be so glad when it's all done and you are reaping the rewards. Moving is such hard work. Good luck my friend.

  4. After it being so unseasonably warm, it is supposed to freeze two nights this week here. So no planting just yet :(

  5. It looks like a lot of work, but it'll be worth it when it's all done.


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