Monday, August 16, 2010

Garden Work

We spent most of yesterday working on getting the raised beds in the backyard ready to cover with plastic.

Got everything pulled up and new compost added.

COMPOST ROCKS!

The Girlz were doing their share of hard work too.



We finally got the plastic down on the beds without passing out from heatstroke... nothing like summer in a subtropical climate!

*Sigh* now comes the hard part of waiting six weeks for the beds to solarize.

20 comments:

threecollie said...

You have a simply marvelous garden and I love seeing it.

Erin said...

Oh, I am so envious at the mental image I'm getting of pulling out all my plants and having the girlz head in and declare war on all those squash bugs running for cover! I have never used the plastic before on beds, does it kill insects or disease? Sounds intriguing!

The Florida Blogger said...

Man, I want some chickens so bad!

Making Space said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Big Shamu said...

Susan had a bee ass this morning and now you have chicken butts. I hate when I miss out on a theme.

Melissa said...

I love your garden. Color me GREEN with envy. I wish we had the space and SUNshine! Oh! And I had the energy and motivation.

Dani said...

Awww...thanks ThreeC!

Erin, hehehehe. I like your mental picture. :)

I don't know about the disease end of it, but I do know it works great when it comes to nematodes.

TFB, you want chickens and I want turkeys. *sigh*

MS, thanks girlfriend!

Shamy, *snicker*

And one big bee ass it was!

Melissa, I'm wishin' I had a little bit more motivation today....feelin' lazy.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

So...if you are putting your plastic down now....hmmmm....have you started your seeds yet or will you sow into the beds???

Dani said...

SPP, I got my seeds and seed trays out a little while ago. Just gotta bleach the trays and then they'll be ready to go.

Susan said...

I really LOVE your life

Native Mom said...

More Chicken Pics! More Chicken Pics! Am I the only one campaigning for more photos of the chickens?

intuitive eggplant said...

Looks like you were mighty productive, despite the heat. And you know you'll be thrilled when the waiting is over.

Anonymous said...

Dani, pleas try the heirlooms "Oxheart" Myall time favorite and this other one,ne Larry hasn't tried it yet, I'm going to order seed for him - thename is "goldsteins Italian". This one is a large sweet tomato, heavy pulp, few seeds...Good for sauce and freezing etc. Baker's seed is one of the sources for Goldsteins, the other is in one of the catalogs that you have already. get goin' Missy, I'm ready to go to work.LOL Love you honey

Darla said...

Always something to do in the gardens.

Granny Annie said...

You gardening ability puts the rest of us to shame. Thanks for sharing your efforts and the results. Maggie and Jiggs appear to be the inspectors.

Anonymous said...

Minor correction: Seed company on line is listed as Baker's creek heirloom seed co. Sorry 'bout that.

Boxer said...

I love seeing your girlz healthy and bizzy in the garden and I'm also happy to see your new addition. Very Sweet.

lisaschaos said...

The chickens might me helping but I think I saw a gleam in the eye of at least one pup. Better watch those beds. :0)

Dani said...

Sorry for not getting back to each of you.
I'm runnin' around here crazy trying to get Elizabeth ready for school.
I have a VERY bad habit of putting things off till the last minute....

Andrea said...

Love your garden and yes, compost rocks!!!!!