Awesome Day - Ground has been Broken!!
Friday, March 29, 2013
Nothing better than a day off! Even better when the day is sunny and beautiful! I was up at 7:00 to let the dogs out, made coffee and languished in bed watching the news until 8:00, and finally got up and made breakfast. Then, out the door to tackle the garden!
The cool thing about a Florida garden is that everything doesn't need to be done at once. I remember when I was a little girl in Virginia, the garden was plowed and planted as quickly as possible, because the growing season is only from April through September. And that's cool crops through root vegetables! Here in Florida, we grow all year 'round. There are a few things that I wish I could have gotten started sooner, but no worries - There's always the Fall planting season for stuff that likes cool weather (peas, lettuce, spinach). So today, I pruned the crepe myrtle tree, tilled up three patches, and cut, removed, and replanted sod. Some of the garden area has some very nice St. Augustine grass - It would be a shame to just till it up.
So far, I got my first round of Roma tomatoes, bell peppers and egg plant in the ground today. I will do another planting in a couple of weeks so I'll have plenty to can, but I don't want them all to come in at once!
Tomorrow, I'll plant some beans, corn and carrots, and see if I can get another patch tilled up. I've still got about 4 more patches where I want to save and transplant sod. Man - It's hard work! Amazing how heavy blocks of sod can be!
Well, folks, I'm finished with my tea and ready for dreamland. I'll touch base with you tomorrow. Sweet dreams!