Garden update โ€“ April 2010

Well, my garden is doing QUITE well so far. Due to the warm winter and spring we have had I decided to be a little adventurous and plant some things before I am supposed to. I covered them with a row cover and it helped protect them quite nice! Mostly just that I planted my onions SUPER early and I also have planted carrots and beans which I am not supposed to plant for a few more weeks. Oh well ๐Ÿ™‚

So here’s some pics!
Here’s my strawberries. I trimmed them all back and they are all starting to put out new leaves, although a couple of them are being slowpokes.

I’ve pulled the row cover back on one of the beds to let the green onions grow… those are left over from last year and they survived the winter so I am hoping for a batch of seed.

Some petunias we planted. Notice I finally have my irrigation system hooked up and being used! It’s nice ๐Ÿ™‚

Cute little garden helper

Can you believe she’s almost two??? Oh and in the background there you can see my spring planted garlic which is ALMOST as tall as those volunteers in the last patch that got left last year.

Here’s a peek underneath one of my floating covers, you can see onion seedlings poking up. They took so long to germinate I’d given up hope, but kept it covered because I planted carrots right next to them and lo & behold, both of them are coming up!

Here’s a picture of my grass-invaded bed, this is where my garlic volunteers are from last year. i think when I planted them in the fall of ’08 some of them just never made it past the thick layer of leaf mulch I had on them because I know I pulled up all the garlic that had come up last year but I have at least three separate plants, and then one of them is technically three plants of it’s own because apparently it had a few cloves last year and each one sprouted.

And here’s another shot of the spring planted garlic. On the right is a broccoli I unsuccessfully tried to overwinter.

And here’s a shot of the whole garden. It’s so beautiful to me ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway that’s it for my garden update so far. My seedlings are doing well in my basement but that’s for a different post. I don’t know how much I will actually be planting in the garden this year, actually, because we might be moving in June. I plan on doing a lot of containers because there are a few types of tomatoes I need to save seed from since I planted my last ones… mostly just the Dad’s Sunset and Tess’ Land Race Currant tomato.

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