Saturday, April 12, 2014
Back to Raised Beds
It was another pretty good work day today as the weather-guessers moved the rain back to tomorrow and Monday now. It was also getting a bit on the warm side today with a high well up into the Mid-80's and winds that I swear were hitting 50 MPH.
Now get this the low is suppose to be 28 come Monday. Ain't Spring Fun? I also slept extremely late today all that tilling and mowing yesterday pretty much exhausted me out.
So today I accomplished cleaning up and weeding the raised beds. We harvested our first bunch of Asparagus shoots for the year today and I picked up some new Strawberry plants to help get my beds kick started once again. I thought both strawberry beds had died out this Winter but actually they are both showing signs of life now, one more than the other. One of the beds I had dug completely out last Summer and put chicken wire down to keep the moles out and those strawberries didn't come back as much. I hope I got the new plants added in soon enough to get a good crop out of them this Summer. It's been years since both beds actually produced, it seems each year one or the other has something happen to it.
I also potted 74 tomato seedlings today. They still got about a month to go before I start hardening them off but they needed some larger pots to say the least. We are now pretty much officially out of window space. Some day I need to build that green house I keep talking about.
Finally it was time to get the rain barrels back into place. I know we may get some below freezing nights yet but I don't think we are going to get anything that would prove dangerous to the rain barrels this late in the season. Of course I thought the same thing back in October too only that it was too early yet and got a cracked rain barrel out of the deal didn't I?
If one gets damage you can all say "I told ya so" :)
At least I can say I am not behind this year yet. I still have every possible work day filled tot he brim more or less but I am not pulling my hair out because of the rain.... Yet. In fact we are still a little behind moisture-wise so we could use a bit more.
Now we will see if this cold snap for Monday kills off the Apple blooms....
I say again ain't Spring Fun?
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!