Thursday, May 21, 2009

Feeling a little less panicked

Well I am feeling less panicked then the last time I wrote. We have rebuilt beds and re-planted most everything. They are coming up nicely and doing well. We will be a little late in our harvest but it will still be a great season. The tomatoes are putting on blooms and the bees are buzzing around. This is our first season in our new garden area. It is about 2 and a half acres and we are filling it up fast. The CSA membership is growing so fast and we need to keep up with the growth. We have been amending the soil quite a bit and keeping lots of compost tea on it so that the plants will not be stressed in their new home. They are looking really healthy and strong so far but.......... we will have to watch them very closely. The soil in the new garden is very sandy and will loose nutrients fast if not attended to regularly. We grew two nice cover crops before we tried to plant in this area, but it still needs more time.

Everything is green and the roses are blooming finally. It really looks pretty around here. The only thing is I can't keep everything mowed and the grass gets really out of hand fast. I am looking forward to the summer veggies. I love the fresh garden tomatoes and peppers. Nothing beats it. Although the spring veggies were really nice this year. We had lots of gourmet lettuce and fresh spinach, cabbages and greens. I really enjoyed growing those and we got lots of nice feedback from the members on the taste and quality. The summer melons are my favorite. I am looking forward to those the most.

Well I need to get busy planting so I had better stop for now.


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