Monday, March 30, 2009


These are mailordered "Lancelot" leeks, being used to divide the bed into sections which will be planted with lettuces and beets. Never done this before, hope it works out.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Visualize Zig Zagged Peas

Does this look goofy or what. The naughty squirrels are digging holes everywhere (no more peanuts for YOU, Stumpy). Snow peas are planted on both sides of the fencing, which is zigged for more footage and hopefully a decorative effect. Row cover won't go over the bed in a normal way, so it is alligator clipped to the fence.

This is not the "decorative effect" I had originally envisioned.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tomato babies movin' on up!

These babies were started from seed on February 28, and some of them need to go into bigger pots.
The plastic cups are an inexpensive way to provide plenty of depth for increased root production and to prevent legginess. This year I am trying Beaverlodge Slicer, Siletz, Windowbox Roma, Sun Gold, and Oregon Star.
The tomatoes are all set, but there's no room for anything else! I need one of those big fancy light carts.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Goldfish haiku

The goldfish are gone
Evil raccoon ate them up
Bugger off, raccoon!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March snow

We woke up to a raincrusty snow . . .

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy New Gardening Year!

I can never resist the 10 for $10 grocery store primroses! Dug out all the sad dead stuff . . . only the parsley and kale are left from the fall.
The fishies made it through the winter, all five of them. They are three years old now.
The garden in late February . . . ready for peas and spinach in the bed on the far left.