Saturday, May 1, 2010

Garden in progress

It's that time of year that the wood chopping and hauling is put on the back burner and the garden work begins. We still have a fire in the fireplace early in the morning but only one fill-up is enough to take the chill off the house for the day. 
Cliff has been slaving in the garden, spreading manure, digging and planting. Our garden is not very pretty but it sure keeps us fed. See for yourself
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This is where the tomato plants are growing; nice and cozy inside a cloche.
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lettuce also under a cloche which is opened during the day and particularly when it rains lightly.
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our sour cherry tree which will hopefully provide lots of cherries for our "Sauerkirschen Torte" ☺
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a splash of colour with rhubarb in the back.
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"food for the soul"
I started more veggies from seeds up on the balcony and some of them are already poking through the soil. Cucumbers, more lettuce and basil.
Hopefully the weather will be favourable to grow a good garden.
This afternoon I drove to the Mill Bay library and a bit of grocery shopping. I am getting used to driving the new car. Cliff is still griping about it. Too much control taken over by computers.
I have one complaint: The driver's seat can be pumped up or down and the steering wheel can be moved up or down. If I adjust everything so that the air bag in the steering wheel does not point at my head ( which the manual says to avoid) the steering wheel is obscuring the instrument panel. I wonder if other people have the same problem. I am only hoping that the air bag never deploys.
That is all for tonight.
Good night everybody ☺

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3 comments:

Janna and Mike said...

Your garden looks great. My plants I started are growing great downstairs in the basement under grow lights--no putting them outside in Montana until the end of May.

Fred and Wilma said...

This will be my first year starting a garden. Wilma loves tomato's so that's what we will be planting. Starting small and if successful will make it larger next year.
Keep us posted on your garden progress Vera.

Anonymous said...

Howdy Vera, this is pertaining to your problem with not being able to see the instrument panel and to avoid the airbag taking you out, just grow a few more inches and voila the problemo is solved!! Cheers