Monday, April 20, 2009

Planting Begins.

We started planting more things this weekend. We put in six new blueberry bushes (and moved one that we had from before), along with 25 strawberry sets.
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We put tomato cages and plastic around the blueberries to give them a little protection while they are adjusting to our climate. A friend of ours did this and they have beautiful plants.

Here's the garden - pretty well ready for planting!
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This is a Wall-o-Water.
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It's a series of tubes that you fill with water, and it works like a single-plant greenhouse. It gives us a nice head-start for our tomatoes and peppers, and extends the season a little bit too. Right now they are empty - we put them up a week before planting so they can warm the soil.
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Today we're planting peas, greens and lettuces.
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But first, we're planting soaker hoses.
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This one is all set. We made these 'pins' from heavy gauge wire. Just put them over the hose, push down, and they help keep everything in place.
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We use craft sticks to make our labels/markers. Hopefully, Little Bit will leave them in place this year.
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In go the peas...a row on either side of the hose. Spacing them properly takes a lot of concentration.
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All done for tonight!

Next will be onions and carrots.

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