A garden a day…

That’s my story and I’m stick’n to it. This time of year, the gardens (or should I say weeds?) require much attention. Spring cleaning garden chores includes raking, trimming, pruning, thinning, transplanting, amending soil, turning the compost and finally, planting. 

I have been known to ‘freak-out’ this time of year, but at my age, even freaking out takes up too much energy. So I have a kind-of mental schedule (I’m the type that gets easily distracted walking between the house and the barn to pull an unsightly weed or two) to work on one garden a day. Of course, by the time I’m finished, I can start all over again… or begin the next phase of gardening: picking and preserving. There’s never a dull moment or lack of things to do.

This morning I’ve transplanted hops and clematis (a fragrant fall blooming variety, Sweet Autumn). But, for the past week, we’ve been re-building our veggie raised beds – actually, the strawberry bed.

 

Evidence of twenty plus years of Mother Nature taking its toll on the timbers…

Hubby rebuilt the strawberry bed over a weekend; my task was to transplant the strawberries into their new home.

The black hose is for drip irrigation…some day?

Mission accomplished! We’re experiencing a bit of transplant shock. I was soooooo hoping to avoid purchasing new strawberry plants…time will tell. Well, three to go…and I don’t mean orders of take-out, that is, three more veggie raised beds to ‘rebuild’. I hope they last another twenty-something years!

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3 thoughts on “A garden a day…

  1. Jenny. Thanks, again, for inspiration. My perenniel bed is overtaken by crabgrass and I’ve never been this late in weeding/pruning/transplanting. I even contemplated letting Miss Goat/Amelia do the work for me (-: I, too, shall adhere to one garden a day until all is tidy. Thanks!

  2. There is nothing like home grown strawberries! I have tasted them but never planted them. I don’t have all that much sun on my property. The trees have gotten so big, I can’t find a spot big enough and sunny enough to grow them! Wish I could. I do have some veggies though.
    Carole

  3. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian, iwspo.net

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