2011年2月27日日曜日

First gardening day of the season

Yeah!!!! Seriously I don't think you really appreciate being able to get out and turn earth over until you've lived in a place where that same earth is want to disappear under a blanket of snow and or/ freeze beyond being spadeable.

Today neighbour A and I headed out to the garden and started throwing around ideas for the coming garden year. We are expanding (again!) our tilled area. We're doing this by moving a big 2m square patch of bulbs and Christmas rose to my garden (bonus! A literally has no room left for any more flowers. She has a fabulous but very full garden) and we'll get K or her husband to dig it all over with the (mini) backhoe. We are also pulling up a bed of fiddleback fern as you really don't need acres of the stuff and we harvested two sacks of Jerusalem artichokes that had been doing their thing unhindered by gardeners or harvesters for years as A's MIL had planted them before her time and we both thought they were part of the flower garden. whoops.

We dug up the last of the cabbages (what the animals left us) and transplanted them allowing us to rip up the last of last year's plastic weed mat and K ran the plow machine over the whole thing.

Yeah! Just makes you want to plant something, right?

Wrong.

We're about two months off braving planting anything. In fact the weather forecast is for snow this week.

Darn, darn and darn it.

Oh well. It was fun pretending it was a gardening day.

2 件のコメント:

bastish さんのコメント...

Your kidding right?

We still have two+ meters on the ground. We wont be able to start any farming activity until April.

But part of that is that, even though the snow will be gone (or we will have moved it away from the field) there is still the chance for late frost to ruin anything (or so I am told) That is why no one really plants anything here until after april.

When do you start planting?

Gina さんのコメント...

I'm wondering when you start planting too.

Noboru and the boys have been ripping big pieces of grass off the yard on Sunday, that he swears is weed riddled. : ) So now we have a lot of just dirt patches and he is also waiting until April to buy some new sod.

And I am wanting to start with my little sliver of a veggie patch this year too. But may wait until late March or April here too.