Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend gardening

Today we spread the mulch all around our garden. We still need more mulch if you believe it or not.

My raised beds surrounded by mulch now :)

Mulch spread amoung my berries

The kids below spreading mulch on our garden. Tommy is stomping on it for us.

Miranda showing off one of my tomatoes below

This picture below is off our 12yds of compost being delivered to our house. Cost us about $290 with delivery from SA. Double dark mulch.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Good picture of one of their compost

Great Hydroponic system at the Helotes Center.

Today we traveled to the Helotes Nature Center

It was a good class lots of information and we made some good contacts, best of all it was free. We have been thinking of building a hydroponics are self. Hubby has tons of information on it already its just the doing and having the time to do this is the problem.

They will be having tons of classes on permaculture & other classes. I recommend if y'all have the time you should take one.

Later that day at the Tractor supply store on the way home we saw these lil tomato plants for 50cents. What a great deal but we knew it wouldnt grow well so late in the season in the dirt but we thought wow if we had a hydroponic system running it would have fit there so well.

We talked a lot about our rain system we wanted to put up today as we drove into SA mainly because hubbie had his ITUNEs playing with a segment of "Rain water systems" we even looked and priced some of the containers at the Tractor supply store. If we wanted to go a cheaper route there R tons of them for sale on the craigslisting all the time. $99 for 275 gal water totes is not so bad.

Lot of gardening dreaming today :) good day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Garden time

Well I worked 5 hours in the garden today, tilling, using the new weed eater and pulling out grass! I planted some Peppers, chili's, carrots, lettuce, cantelope, squash. Glad the weather was being good. It was cool and the sun stayed away though I could really use it now to dry things up. Some of my smaller tomato plants R not doing so good..too much rain!

Need to take the mower into our garden soon. Looks like the extra fencing is keeping out my chickens, the lil devils! I need to move the coop farther out to the field but waiting for it to dry a bit.

Can't add any pictures my camera cord to charge it up is missing been looking for it for two days now!

I need a shower I smell like dirt lol


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gardening update May 2010

This is our future garden some day right now its where we put our seasonal turkeys and sheep. Its right near the garden so all we have to do is take down the fence when we R ready to add more to R garden.

This is a side view of our garden. You can see a bit of where the sheep R grazing. Right now they R putting a lot of much needed manure down.

These R my berries they R about ready to eat, I have three more but this the biggest. I know, I know I have to weed out the grass around them.

My tomatos R doing really good. I have Picked and ate some cherry ones already yummy. My onions R growing right between them R doing really good too. Chickens snuck in and ate my lettuce seeds so I have to start all over again.

The start of our garden this year has gotten started late becuz of the rains. Its all ready to be planted now. This one up top is our newest addition to the garden this year. This picture above is a new section we planted this year.

Another view of the garden ready to be planted. We worked really hard to finish it up this Saturday. Suppose to get some rain this weekend so not sure if we should plant or not waiting on the weather to tell us