Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Start of Gardening 2010!!!

Last weekend my wonderful hubby rented a tractor and tiller
and went out in the 20* weather and tilled me a huge garden!
I think he had fun driving it, we'd love to own one of these!

Don't be fooled though, I was out picking up rocks, and then
more, and then more, and more.... You get the idea!
We have quite a pile of rocks going on and I'm
sure there are tons left! My kids (well some of them) helped too.

I think the garden ended up being around 70 x 40
Yea, I'm kinda crazy like that!!

I'm ready this coming weekend to plant
Potatoes, Snap peas, Strawberries, and Leaf lettuce!

Anything else I should be planting early????
Anyone else ready to plant??


LoveMy2Dogs said...

I wish my garden was that big. I can't wait to get mine planted so I can enjoy the veggies. Nothing is better than a fresh ear of corn, a nice ripe tomato or a cucumber, tomato, cheese and mayo sandwich. Which of course you can only get in the summer. Good luck with your planting.

April said...

I'm planting a garden this year. Mine is a lot smaller then yours, but I'm starting small since it's my first time. I have my garden dug up, but I can't plant anything yet, we're still getting frost in my area. I do have my tomato seeds started in my kitchen though, so they'll be ready when it is time to plant. Looking forward to updates on how yours turns out.

Megan said...

I agree fresh garden produce it the best!!

April, Good luck with your first garden! It's exciting to watch it grow and then so much more exciting to eat it!
We're still getting frost too but I think the early plants I mentioned are ok to get a little light frost.
You can plant them around 2 weeks before the last frost date. I'm sure I'm pushing it, but we were told in our area to plant around Good Friday each year (the early plants). We're in Northern Indiana!

Sarah said...

YES! Got my garden plowed, and am SO ready to plant! My strawberry plant should be coming at the end of April, and I hope to plant some other things real soon! My date that I am planning on planting EVERYTHING in the garden is May 1st.

I think our garden is about 800 sq ft, maybe a little more. But you DO have family there that will probably use all of the space!!! That's probably a pretty smart size for you guys!

Have fun planting!!! We will compare pics and share veggies!!! :) Can't wait!

Cara Riggles said...

I'm in southwest Virginia. On Saturday, we started planting in our greenhouse. It's new - DH started building it in the fall and has put enough of the finishing touches on it for us to use it now. We mixed top soil, perlite, etc. in a wheelbarrow, then filled a bunch of seed trays and small pots. We planted seeds for a variety of herbs, tomatoes, squash, and okra. (We still need to start our peppers and eggplant.) DH and DD also cleared crabgrass out of one of the raised beds in the garden in order to plant spinach. Other cool-season crops that can generally be planted outdoors this early include lettuce, cabbage, onions, garlic, and kale.

Enjoy your garden! :o)

Susan said...

Holey cow! That is one big garden! My garden spot is so tiny because that is all the room we have for one and as is takes almost all the side yard. I wish and maybe someday have a big one. I am so very anxious to start planting. Hubby hasn't tilled ours up yet. Have fun with your planting!

April said...

Megan we're not far from each other then, I live in Southern Indiana. Hi neighbor. :)

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

I need to start planting too! Hopefully my hubby will get the duck manure on today so I can plant next week!!!

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

I need to start planting too! Hopefully my hubby will get the duck manure on today so I can plant next week!!!


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