And just to make it a tad more interesting.... We planted three more 85 foot rows today just behind the clothesline.
I think I'm going to have to sabotage the tiller! Mars just keeps plowing up dirt. Today the watermelon, cantaloupe, three kinds of squash, sweet potato's and pinto beans went in. All this stuff is on the "upper" part of the garden. We had two extra rows that he just HAD to till for next year so those were the ones with the beans planted. Beans = Nitrogen in the soil.
I didn't get pictures of it but I will later.
The baby chicks are starting to look like chickens now and are eating regular food. Thank goodness for that. It pains me to feed that expensive chick feed to all of them.
Here's a shot of the little short beds we started last year.There's carrots, lettuce, broccoli and onions in those beds. On the right hand side up there is the compost bin that Mars made from pallets.
The corn patch is looking pretty good so far.
Here's a shot of what used to be beautiful turnip greens.... Dang bugs! We are trying to get them under control with a garlic pepper spray... It seems to be working but it wasn't done in time to help these poor guys.
The amaranth is coming up now. There is definitely a learning curve with planting it. Some places came up like gangbusters and others are pretty sparse. I can't wait to see what they will look like when they start putting out color! The sunflowers here are kicking some butt though!
Black-eyed peas in the front, lettuce, onions and butter cream peas next, spinach in that kinda bare looking spot, Cherokee Trail of Tears beans and pepper plants next to that.. and Kentucky wonder Pole beans behind that. What you don't see here are the "magic beans" and the dragon beans. They are looking good too.
The okra is just starting to come up in the front row. There's also borage planted in between the okra. (Don't ask me... ask Mars why...lol) on the far end are tomato plants as well as tomato's and peppers in the second row.
Random shot of the yucca in bloom. (Just cause I think its cool!)
There are several of these planted around the property.
Ok .... time to get back to my weeding.....