Tuesday, April 02, 2013
I have a community garden plot. It is 15x15 feet. On last Saturday I did 2 hours of weeding and working in it prepping it so on Sunday my Husband and daughter could come and help me finish the weeding and set up where I was going to do my Tomatoes. That way they could do the heavy lifting and I could spare my back. lol
It went very well. I was exhausted after the work on Saturday and a bit sore and stiff. But after Sunday. Wow! I was silly and forgot my sunscreen lotion. So my shoulders are burnt to a crisp. I put Witch Hazel on it so the majority is already to a tan. The rest will follow suite. I was amazed because growing up I never burned at all! This aging is a real pain and gets in the way all the time. lol But it doesn't stop me. I just keep on going. My body doesn't appreciate it as well as my Neurosurgeon but I won't stop living just because my back is messed up. I love gardening to much for that.
I always plant a salad and a salsa. I also plant Zucchini, Summer Squash, and other new and fun veggies. This year I planted Bulls Blood beets. I'm also going to plant other types as well. I love the heirloom veggies and always plant those. They have much more flavor and are more fun to have. I also trimmed the grape vine a bit. I have it down to 5 major canes and will feed the heck out of it with organic plant food. It used to have 15 canes so it was putting all its energy into making leaves. So the first year I got 3 bunches of grapes and last year I had 6. I'm hoping this year I'll get even more! The only reason I'm keeping it is because the grapes are just amazing in flavor! I have no idea what type of grape it is since it came with the plot but I love the taste. I know it's supposed to have only 4 canes but I didn't want to shock it by pruning it to fast. So I've been doing it over a couple years.
This year I'm also getting into container gardening more in my patio at the apartment. I have a dwarf Pomegranate that is supposed to be one of the sweetest ones out there. I thought I killed it because I forgot to water it and it dried out. I watered the heck out of it and finally transplanted it. I now have leaves! It didn't die! I'm also going to grow Swiss Chard, carrots, french radishes, and a bunch of other things that do well in pots and see how it goes.
So stay tuned and see how it comes out. I might add some pictures as well.