Sunday, February 3, 2013

Messy Yard

Things are sure messy around here right now.
With the freezing temps we had a couple of weeks ago,
most everything is brown and crispy.

The days are starting to warm up and
Brian and I have decided to start a vegetable garden
on the west side of the house.

We were lucky to have a raised bed
in that space already.
We went crazy with the rototiller yesterday
and the soil is very rich and easy to turn.

We now need to pull out some of the existing soil
and mix in some manure and compost.

We are planting:
Green Onions
Yellow Onions
Red Potatoes
Gold Potatoes
and Cantaloupe.

That sounds like a lot for such a small space 
but we are not planning on plating a lot of each.
It's trial and error for us.
We'll just see how it goes.

Does this look like the worst
Valentine Banner in the world?

That's because it's not actually a banner.
These are seed mats that I made and
 I have them drying in the guest room.

I made seed mats for our carrots and green onions.

I used a napkins,
A sharpie,
a ruler,
and Elmer's glue.

You can read about these here or here.
Next week I will be laying my seed mats in the garden
and waiting for our veggies to pop up in rows.

Here are those things I told you about in my last post.
They are growing like crazy but I still don't have flowers
so I'm not sure what they are yet.

On the east side of the house
we have a garden shed for our yard tools
and two flower beds.

I just sprinkled some wildflower seeds in
with the existing plants and am excited 
to see what pops up.

Well, off to work on the garden then
get ready to head to the bar with friends
 to watch the commercials.



Tammy said...

Can't wait to see how your garden does!

just call me jo said...

I'm so jealous. You are going to grow things. How fun. Everything I touch dies. The seed mats look fun. I love your yard. It is sprinkling here. Head to bar early.

RoeH said...

You're so creative. Both inside and out. My body doesn't do anything. I'm just hoping some of the frozen sweet potatoe ivy comes back to Mama. That freeze killed it.

Amy said...

Your post made me start thinking about planting things but I still have a foot of snow in my little yard.

Your yard looks so cute.

Kris said...

How exciting! A garden! You will love it! SOunds like a great list of things to plant! Now I need to go read about the seed plants!!
I will email you tomorrow with the paint info again!
xo Kris

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your garden area is so pretty, I love the brick paths! Best of luck, it's always exciting when it's time to plant the gardens:@)

Ashley said...

The plants are definitely hostas.

Lisa Tucker said...

I'm going to try a raised garden this year also. Yours looks like it will be great and I love your shed and pathway...:) Keep up the good are motivating me...:)

Laraine Eddington said...

I love the seed mat idea, especially as a decoration.

Linda said...

Everything looks great! I have been thinking about planting some pea and lettuce seeds this week...I read in the paper this morning to plant beets and carrots too right now here. Your garden is going to be wonderful...I love your shed...very cute!

Robyn said...

Wow lots of delicious foods being planted. I can't wait to see how it does.. And oh yeah, just LOVE the valentine banner.. best one I've seen yet! ..LOL..
Robyn :)

Colleen said...

Great looking yard and great use of space! Excited to see how it all progresses :)