Saturday, April 28, 2012
I'm Boring Myself....
I keep telling myself that I'm going to write of some exciting new adventure or perhaps something of an insightful post about what's going on with me, like I used to. But by the time I finish with work and chores and then supper and a shower, all I feel like doing is sipping a shot of whiskey and letting Jack rub my feet. Not exactly tales to keep you on the edge of your seat. We have actually had a few adventures lately, besides the chickens tearing the hell out of the garden. Oh, and by the way, I get my revenge on them all tomorrow. Ha!! I'll post pictures.
I think I'm feeling overwhelmed again by what I have left to finish on the house and can't get my mind wrapped around writing about many subjects because all I'm thinking about is what I need to do to finish the kitchen, the living room etc.. I have decided no more art shows etc. until I get the house finished. I am simply going to have to make time to do this.
So, in the meantime, ya'll get more garden pictures. I know you're thrilled. I was actually thrilled to see my first little asparagi shooting forth from the soil! Never fear, they are all still intact and shall remain so for another couple of years. *sigh*
The blank spots in the back part of the strawberry bed is where there were plants but some damn chickens tore them up. I actually replanted them and they do have a few tiny, new green shoots on them but I think it will take awhile before they recover.
Thank goodness the chickens didn't ravage my raspberries or they might really have been supper. The berries are doing well! I hope to have a big crop. The first year I pruned these all down to the ground at the being of winter, as the book said, and had a fair crop the next spring but this past winter I only pruned them about halfway. I think they seem to like that better.
My tea plants arrived!!! They were a bit bigger than I expected, so that was good! I had a bit more clearing to do where they will be planted so they are still on the deck tonight but I should be able to plant them tomorrow. I'm very excited about this!
This is the area behind the house where they will go. They supposedly like part shade, part sun and well drained soil. Well, that's what they got here so we'll see. Did I mention that I am excited about this?
And here is one more exciting thing!! Rhubarb!! I know you're probably wondering why it's in a pot and I assure you it isn't going to stay there. I had planted, directly in the garden, 2 other large rhubarb roots that I had ordered from a company. Supposed to be bred just for the south. Well, they never came up. Nothing. So, I was at one of those big box gardening shops one day and happened to see they had a pack of 2 rhubarb roots for sale. I said 'what the heck'; they were a different type and looked like real roots, not like the black shriveled things I had got in the mail. (wonder what kinda search engine hits that sentence will get..) Anyway, I planted them here so I could monitor them a little better and then transplant them to the garden later, on the off chance they grew. Well, they have grew like crazy!! And yes, I know it will be another 2 years before I can really cut much of these too, but they are on their way!!
So, that's my exciting post...ha! Anybody else have anything new or unusual that ya'll are growing this year?