Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hope is an incredible thing...

Each year I plan, sow, plant, water, weed, nuture, protect, prune and harvest....

Each spring as I put these plants in the ground I visualize the boutiful harvests we will have.

Hope is alive in me in spite of the fact that there will be pests, deaths, a destroying chicken intent on digging up seedlings...but I still hope for the best crop!

These were some photos taken today...early tomatoes are starting to flower.

I planted lots of salads today...mixed lettuce, rocket, watercress, coriander, radish...

Our herb tower is doing so well. Edible flowers, celery, coriander, thyme, oreganum and more...

Carrots planted last week are up. I planted then in the old brassica bed WITHOUT adding compost. I hope we do better with carrots this year.

My son made a big cucumber trellis for us on Friday, I have planted lots of cucumbers again this year. The first year we had a supberb crop, last year we got about 4!

First corn planting is up. I am staggering the planting by 2 weeks. We have 4 planned. Lots of tomatoes have popped up from the compost so I will save a few and dig the rest in so as not to compete with the corn.

I have planted about 30 butternuts around the place. We got some really good ones last year.

4 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

You amaze me with all that you accomplish. Such a wonderful garden!

Mo and Steve said...

Sitting here listening to the wind howl down the chimney it is great to be reminded that elsewhere, Spring is arriving :) Lovely photo's. All the best for your coming Season. Mo

Carol Flett said...

I love watching your spring while we are finishing harvesting.

Linnie said...

So true - hope... My garden wasn't much of a success, last year, except for the tomatoes. Starting again with new hope!
Thank you for your inspiration!