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In the Garden

June 24, 2011

Sometimes life gets in the way of all of the other things you enjoy doing…like telling you what we’ve been doing!

Lately, Matt and I have been busy catching up on all the things that slip through the cracks while you are away on a month-long journey.  Now, back in the saddle and swing of things we’ve accomplished a number of our spring tasks.  We have added the compost to our raised garden beds, weeded and turned them over, planted all our vegetables, purchased two new and amazing tower water stands, moved and spread tons (and I mean tons) of soil to re-seed our lawn, spread mulch over our flower beds, planted our annuals, and we are now finishing up a rather large section of hand railing.  After this weekend, we should be able to breathe a sigh of relief and get back into the kitchen to prepare for the canning season ahead.  Thankfully, everything here in Northern Ontario is a little bit behind (like us) and even our strawberries are just ready to pick!

Garlic Planted in the Fall at Suzann's

Adding Compost, turning over the soil, and planting herbs

Planting carrots seeds

Planting snow peas

Chives survived another winter and look better than ever

Our garden was planted several weeks ago and looks a lot different now.  I will update with some progress photos once it stops raining…it’s been raining for 3-4 days.  A wet spring indeed which should mean plump wild raspberries and blackberries later on!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2011 9:44 am

    You’re garden looks so nice! Mine doesnt look nearly as good right now. Im trying a new technique called “lasagna gardening” since my neighbors weeds keep migrating over the fence. This year we were a little slow getting started so we only have a few quick growing things to plant. Do you leave your carrots in the ground over the winter? We did that last year and they were still great the next spring!

    • June 26, 2011 10:17 am

      Thanks…it’s growing well and we must get the trellis up for the snow peas which are in desperate need of something to climb on! We haven’t left any carrots over the winter because we don’t have any left to leave…but I know some friends who do and they say the carrots are still great, sweet, and delicious.

  2. July 12, 2011 3:40 pm

    Your beds look great! I like how tall they are! I’ve never had luck growing chives here. It’s so hot, that they don’t survive the heat.

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