A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Time in the Garden

Photo courtesy of Mary St. Germain-Brown
After feeding and watering the chickens and moving the tractors...I spent the morning in the garden. What a treat!

I moved the tomatoes, peppers and basil out to the greenhouse. I still can't decide whether to leave them in the greenhouse all summer or plant them in one of my beds. I have some space in the garden as sadly, my zucchinis shriveled up and died, along with my pumpkins. While the days have been toasty warm, night temperatures were still dipping down to close to frost until a few days ago. My little Sweetie Tomatoes are coming along nicely and smell so good and my peppers are starting to flower....as are my strawberries.

The leaf lettuce I started in the greenhouse is just about ready to eat. Yesterday I noticed my sugar snap peas and my bush beans popping out of the ground and the cucumbers are almost ready to come out of the greenhouse and into the garden.

Who knew gardening was this exciting?!?