Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring project....part 3

Today was H.O.T. There is nothing like waking up in April and jumping right into mid-summer. We knew we were a little behind on working on the garden, but this heat made us kick ourselves for not finishing the job sooner! Check out what we accomplished.

This is landscape fabric and we decided to put it down on the walkways in between the beds. The thought is that we may get some mulch later on, but for now this will work.

Here's a casualty of the garden project. It was a "cute little bush type thingie" that was in the way. Can you tell I'm a seasoned gardener?? I have all the right vocabulary down pat.

Almost finished with the landscape fabric. The temp is in the 90's and we had to keep taking water breaks. Not exactly the type of day to be doing this work, but the clock is ticking.

Next up are the fence stakes. We need to keep the dogs out of the garden beds. I can imagine puppies racing right through my tomatoes and hearing snap, snap. That would make me cry. So, the fence went up. I don't want to cry.

Dodger is feeling better and is back on duty. Mike said he was "guardin' the garden". Get it?

Ah, the fence is up. We invited my parents over with their dog to test it out. It worked. He looked puzzled, but he didn't try to run through it. Success!

It was getting dark, but we set up a grid on the small bed. I plan to plant herbs in here and wanted a way to keep them straight until they come up. The herb seeds will go in tomorrow. I ran out of daylight. The lettuce, carrots and radishes are planted. Crossing my fingers and hoping for something green to pop up....

other than a weed!!


Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

So glad to see Dodger back on duty!

The garden looks fantastic - when are you coming to do mine for me?

Future Mama said...

I'm wanting to make a garden box soooo bad! these pictures are GREAT!! Oh and be sure to check out my blog this afternoon around 2pm look at the end of the post ;)

Aubrey said...

OMGoodness! I am in awe of anyone who has a green thumb and can grow a garden! I'm so jealous! LOL

Also, I wanted to stop by with a THANK YOU! I enjoyed each and every one of the comments you left during my SITS day!

Kristen said...

Your garden is looking amazing! I can't wait to see pictures as it grows this summer.

I notice you home-school; I was home-schooled 6th-12th grade - it is such a blessing!

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