Sunday, March 08, 2009

Almost Spring

Absolutely glorious weekend here in Atlanta. Highs in the 70's. Got a massive amount of garden work done yesterday and more is on the schedule for today. Yesterday, I got the 3 varieties of peas in the ground. 40 feet of Sugar Snaps. 20 feet of Snow Peas and 60 feet of English Peas(Green Arrow). These are all in 20 foot rows which required 12 post holes and the large bamboo poles at each end so that I can string the netting for the peas to climb on. A lot of work. The poles will also serve for pole beans after the peas are done in about 3 months so it will serve double duty.
Also got the first planting of lettuce, (Oak leaf, tennis ball, and flame) in the raised bed. I started the plants about 6 weeks ago. Still more lettuce plants to plant today (2 varieties of Romain or Cos). Also today is getting the broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage plants in the ground and the Bok Choi and Chinese Cabbage. Not going to get the carrots, beets and leeks in the ground this weekend as the ground where they go is still too damp to till. Maybe next week. It's a lot of work but the payoff is wonderful. Just getting the stuff in the ground is difficult but I also have to protect it from the deer and rabbits with netting which adds a couple of hours to each task.

Anyhow, I am all carbed up after buttermilk pancakes with maple/agave syrup and nice crisp bacon and as soon as I can get a few chores done inside I am off again to the garden.

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