Monday, February 22, 2010

W-Hoopin it up!

Yesterday we really whooped it up in the family garden! Well, so to speak anyway....We started putting up the plastic covers on the raised beds hoops. Hopefully, this will allow us an early start on the cold crops. So far, we have the strawberry bed covered, with the exception of placing some ties on it to hold the plastic up once the weather starts to gets a bit warmer. I also spent some time moving the strawberry suckers around in the bed so they have more room to grow. Last year they were so crowded that they hung over the boxes onto the ground.... which isn't a bad thing...it just makes it difficult to mow around. My dad is very particular about his lawn so I don't dare make him mad :)

We harvested some spinach and green onions from one of the beds yesterday. It's amazing that they went uncovered all winter and still taste so good.

Today is a busy day.... so my post is short....I'm off to make newspaper pots, clean the greenhouse, and hopefully get some more of my pepper seeds started.

8 comments:

  1. Great ideas. A water fountain would look great out there. Check out www.kineticfountains.com for a great selection!!

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  2. The weather was beautiful yesterday, and certainly good for being outside in! Sounds like y'all had a very productive day, and I can't wait to see the future progress of everything.

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  3. Thanks EG...yep we had a great day..no coat necessary...now we just need to get on with the rest of the beds but that will have to wait until next weekend.

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  4. Looks good! The weather too! We just received our first big snow storm of the winter today. Winter is not going out like a lamb this year.

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  5. Sunny, I really like the way your hoops are set up. Could you tell me how the three support poles are attached to the hoops?

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  6. Those are attached with screws Mr H. My dad put these together for me...I am kind of...well let's just say... constructionally challenged... so it's a good thing I have his help. lol

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  7. These look great Sunny! Very sturdy looking. I can't wait to see what's growing in them a month from now. I'm sure you'll get a super early crop of strawberries as a result.

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  8. Thanks Thomas...thanks to my dad they are very sturdy....I checked on the strawberries today and the leaves are starting to come in nice.

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