Monday, February 20, 2012

Today in the Garden, Spring Prep


We have a couple of different garden areas, one larger shared garden on the side lot.  My husband cleaned up most of the old tomato plants and vines while he was off but left the pie tins we use to scare off the beasts.  This is where we plant the majority of our tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins, cukes, beans and whatever else we sprinkle about.



Then there is the side garden, just a couple of boxes but they sure can produce.  I had some peppers, a couple of special zucchini plants, a few cherry tomatoes and marigolds to help with bugs and pretty things up a bit.

Up across from the porch is our retaining wall that I have covered in perennials and a few annuals for good measure.  I particularly like zinnias for fall color.

The straw from the chicken coop will serve as mulch. We'll be thinking about getting new chicks this year as ours are getting very old.   



He trimmed the grape plants and will need to spray them for black rot later on, a common Missouri problem.





The onions were popping up, not very well developed though.


Then this is growing- does anyone know what it is?



How about this?  This grows like crazy on the sunny side of the house next to the foundation.  Is it edible?

Watch for more . . . The Bones in the Garden . . . .. 







4 comments:

Candy C. said...

Looks like you guys are getting things in shape for planting! I'm not sure about the plants but the first one kind of looks like watercress??? Don't take my word for it though! LOL!!

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

You've got a lot of lovely space! Can't wait to see how it develops. Unfortunately I don't know what those plants are although the first one definitely looks like an herb...somewhere in the parsley or salad burnett direction.

I host a weekly garden link up every Friday on my blog and I'd love to have you stop by! :)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Hi Tiffany, nice to meet you. I just jumped over to your blog- Germany? My next door neighbor is from Bavaria. She makes us German treats once in awhile, particularly a rum pot! That's some good stuff, especially the pineapple. I'll look forward to your Friday link up.

Heidi said...

Hi Kathy,
I am not really sure about your mystery plants. I was very excited to see your garden spaces. I can tell from the picture that the side beds get a lot of sun, it's no wonder they're great producers. It all looks so good. I look forward to reading about your summer harvests and those lovely grapes...