Friday, May 7, 2010

Beating the Rain

ARG! The lightning is crashing all around the farm this afternoon. Severe storm and tornado warnings all around us. I still managed to get another container tub filled with dirt and the rest of those beefsteak tomatoes planted in it. I also got a row tilled up for the Roma tomatoes and the multi colored sweet peppers planted. I moved over to the sweet corn patch, tilled up 5 rows 60' long and got 4 and 1/2 planted before the clouds opened up and poured rain on me. So, I've missed out on the last hour or so I could have been planting. I did manage to get 4 used big truck tires picked up from the local auto shop for the pumpkin plantings and the mechanic gave me a free standing fire place! It's in great shape and I'm thrilled to have it.

Now the seedling shelves are emptying out. I still have the 2 types of cherry tomatoes needing out, the pumpkins, the gourds, the zuccs, the 2 kinds of hot peppers, the peas and the new bean seedlings to replace the ones that got pounded by last weeks storm. I also need to start another row of radish and another carrot row. I did finally get the celery seed to sprout but they are very tiny still so it looks like another couple of weeks before they will be ready.

4 comments:

  1. You are so-o-o-o busy and brave! Won't be long before you are swamped with produce and having to hurry to get everything put up!!!

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  2. AHHH! You sound like us, my onions and about ten been sprouts are all that survived..except for the tomatoes. Starting over. So much for the jump on the good weather right?

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  3. It's a never ending struggle...but so worth it! Listening to your garden contents makes me hungry as the mental images pop up!

    Good luck on the weather, my friend!

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  4. Good for you getting as much in the ground as you did! We've got rain off and on here today, so no planting like I had hoped.:( I've even tried a few times to go out and work with the flowers, but every time I do, the rain starts up again! Guess I was meant to be inside today!

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