Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekend in the garden


We are not gardeners. I definitely don't have a green thumb. However, I think gardening is one of those things you have to just keep doing until something works.

Last fall, we planted a little patch of salad greens - arugala, Swiss chard, kale, and spinach. The spinach was pretty sad and wimpy, the Swiss chard slow going, the arugala was OK, and the kale went crazy!

We have enjoyed such a mild winter, that most of this little patch is still working for us. We plan to plant some tomatoes, and perhaps some herbs. I love using fresh parsley in my homemade hummus!


This weekend we weeded and mulched our little salad garden. We planted two new Stuart pecan trees, and then watered and added compost around our other established fruit trees.  We also pruned back our blackberry bushes so they are ready to grow for blackberry season!

Every season we find ourselves going back to the same books for garden reference:

And now that we are incorporating the kids into the garden work more - and they are SO enthusiastic, I have a growing wishlist of resources for them as well:

What are you working on in your garden?

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