I only have Sat nites and Sundays to get out into the yard and this year it has been proven once again to be difficult...............
Between my Dad, graduations, and the weather it's not been so easy to get out and get planting!
But I have begun none the less! A few weeks ago between runs to the hospital to visit Dad I got Italian Squash (also know as Koosa to us), cucumber, string beans, and scallion seeds into the first patch to be planted! they are coming alone very nicely. here are some Photos taken this past Monday morning!
I will take more next week as they grow bigger and I can already see some flowers forming on the beans! there is also five rows of scallions in this patch. I will be putting up stakes and ropes to train the cucs to grow up and not on the ground.
all the seeds for the beans seem to have sprouted! but they don't look crowded at all! I will have to thin and transplant the squash and cucs this weekend too. I will also be building up the soil around them to make the planting stronger. adding coffee grounds and some Epsom salts will be the final thing for the weekend.
A couple of weekends ago I built these really great planters from stair steps and window boxes! that really fueled my creative side!Stair threads, boards and planter combined to make two sets of planters for my carrots, parsley, lettuce, radishes and spinach. the seeds have all sprouted and are coming along nicely!
|Lettuce in the window planter|
|Radishes need to be thinned I think!|
Did you see the bed frame in one of the above pictures? watch what that will become on July 4th weekend!