Tomatoes

I’m wild over heirloom tomatoes. All mine, except one, will be from seeds I started. So excited. I have planted 50 but still have seedlings that need a home. This year I have tried to stagger in bales to keep the jungle down but as you can see I have 2 tomato only beds. My first little bed–where all my gardening love started– and I got DB to build me a raised bed, bale sized, 10 bales 20 tomatoes. I expect to use all of last years frozen tomatoes before my babies start producing.

Ready

Since Tuesday, when the weather finally broke, I have been planting my bales. I have finally planted seeds from just about everything–broccoli, squash, peppers, corn, cucumber, dill, peas, beans, grew all my tomatoes from seed–planting them. Potatoes, onions, garlic, herbs. My sweet potatoes are due next week and I’ve saved a spot. I’m trying cantaloupe, watermelon and spaghetti squash. I’m a little garden crazy.

Beans

My bean patch😍🌱. I had so much trouble last year trying to get green beans (I did finally get a few) that I decided to try something different. I started a bunch from seeds– yes I know they say not to. Transplanted them today. Planted seeds in all the bare spots. This is the raised bed I had potatoes and okra in last year. Heavy mulch over winter, some organic fertilizer and a mixture of black cow manure and organic compost. Hoping for the best😊🌱😜.

I’m so excited

Day 1 of straw bale conditioning 😍. I’m so excited. 63 bales this year. Back yard, both side yards next to house and a straw bale raised bedπŸ‘πŸ…πŸ˜². Plus 3 traditional raised beds and a huglekuture raised bed. Come on spring. Fortunately we are expecting last possible frost mid-March so I don’t have long to wait πŸ˜πŸ‘.