March 7, 2016
Here is our first harvest of 2016:She joins the rest of the girls, who now outnumber the boys! 🙂 (# 1, 2, 6, and 7)
There are joys and challenges of having a newborn in any season. I can’t take her out in the garden to sit in the bouncy seat while I work like I would a spring, summer, or fall baby. However, it’s winter — I’m not spending much time in the garden anyway 🙂 So it works out.
Here is a look at what the garden looked like last month versus what it looks like currently…
- A LOT of tarp has been ripped up and recovered with new mulch.
- The hoops are uncovered (though they are still covered with fencing to keep the deer away).
- The bushes and trees have been pruned.
If you look a bit closer, you will see:
You will also see we have some spinach that survived the winter, mostly uncovered…And some carrots as well! This past month, I have been pruning…Planting seeds in my milk jug greenhouses… (I have planted all of my cool weather seeds and most of my warm weather seeds. I need to make a few more greenhouses to plant more tomato seeds.)Planting asparagus crowns (no pic) and I just started planting potatoes this week. I planted 50lbs last year. This year, I will plant 60 or 70lbs. I planted the early season potatoes first…Purple Viking, Purple Majesty, and Mountain Rose (5lbs each) were planted here and then covered with 8 inches of mulch.
The TO DO list for the rest of March is:
- Finish planting potatoes
- Finish planting seeds in the greenhouse
- Plant peas, spinach and possibly some other cool-weather crops like lettuce, and root vegetables
- Plan out and expand the chicken run so we can cut back on our feed bill
What are your plans for March? Are you planting yet? Happy Gardening!