Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, March 06, 2010

I have made a start

I am thankful I made the decision to put pea gravel on the walkways between the beds in the garden, as it is so easy to pull the weeds. Before spreading out the gravel, I placed layers of newspapers over the ground, so the weeds from underneath could not sprout. Now all I have to contend with are the weeds from wind blown, and bird introduced seeds which have taken root.

The strawberries in the tires were going to be moved but I have decided to leave them for one more season. Last fall I pinned the runners into planting mix in small pots so I would have a fresh batch of strawberry plants to put in a permanent bed.
Yesterday I cleaned up all the old dry leaves and debris from around the strawberries, uncovering lots of new growth.

So far I have sown parsley, lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, pea and bean seeds.


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Jennifer! The weather is cooperating, and you certainly took adwantage of it! I've sown beets, lettuce, aragula, etc. I hesitate about starting beans although. Have a great Sunday!

Rusty in Miami said...

I can’t wait to see the pictures later this spring, I like your tire beds, excellent recycling idea

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer~~ The gravel helps so much with the potential for mud-laced boots too. Although this year mud isn't much of a problem is it? I sure like your raised beds.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

How exciting to have gotten started with the planting. I hope you see lots of veggies growing here this spring and summer.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Looks great! It's been warm here in New England the past few days but unseasonably so. We've still got a few weeks to a month before we can direct sow anything here.

Kim and Victoria said...

Nice going! I can't wait to get out in our garden.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Jennifer. You have indeed made a great start. Your raised beds look so organized. Cleanup always finds what muscles I have not used all winter. LOL! I was out yesterday in the beautiful sunshine raking and cleaning the beds and yard from winters leftovers. It is raining today so time for a break and for the muscles to catch up. ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend.