Got everything planted--so far
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|Thu, 06-06-2013 - 6:10pm|
I'm really late this year with getting the summer garden started. I knew we would be out of town for 10 days in late May with no one to water for me so I held off on planting until we got back. I had planned to get the beds prepped before going on vacay but hurt my back and could barely do anything for the 2 weeks prior to departure--so much for good intentions.
I remembered that my neighbor told me she had a rototiller I could borrow, so I did. It is so cool! Its an electric tiller, not very heavy, but fairly powerful. It took all day Sunday but I was able to get most of the beds tilled/amended. Then I planted starts from the nursery on the next 3 evenings. The nursery didn't have a few things I wanted but said they would try to get them in for me, hopefully by tomorrow. I have one small bed that I don't know what to plant. I've put pimento peppers there for the last 2 years and they did really well but I know I need to rotate. I guess I'll look around the nursery to see if there's something different to try.
Of course a gardener's work is never done lol. There are 3 small beds that need to be weeded before I can amend or plant in them. They have some kind of grass that spreads underground; at least when I get it dug out the beds will be effectively turned and will just need amendment before I can plant. I'm thinking to try corn in a couple of them.
How is everybody else doing with getting your gardens up and running?