My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Farmer Friday

cucumber starts
Boy oh boy is there a lot of stuff going on around here! Cucumber and squash starts, herbs, flowers, eggs in three! incubators. I love spring, the promise of the harvest season ahead, the new life and regeneration of nature. The bees are buzzing, the earthworms are working, the chicks are hatching. Daily there are new sights, sounds and scents. Nature is amazing and abundant!
about 1/3 of the eggs waiting to hatch
Red locust tree blooming

squash starts
Tansy herb
Lemon Basil
Lime basil
Madame Cecile' Brunner rose
gosh that is not half of what is growing and blooming right now! And harvesting cool weather crops, with some coming out so that warmth lovers like tomatoes and  squash can go in!
loose leaf lettuce
Red Russian Kale
Rainbow Chard
6 truck loads of manure
Pictures can be deceiving. That does not look like  a huge amount, but that is 6 pick up truck loads of manure. It's still a bit warm, running about 100 degrees F. (yes I do take it's temperature!) but that will be just perfect to keep the cantaloupe and watermelon plants toasty! I just need to get a rabbit proof fence put up around it.

Giotto thinks this hen house is for him!
In other news I bought another kit hen house and put it in mom's back  yard. I need to move some birds out of the big barn to make way for all the new chicks hatching!

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