Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Has Arrived

We all know that Spring has sprung, at least to the calendar. It is officially here in the south though. We are mowing grass, dodging tornadic weather and planting crops for the summer harvest. Heavens to Betsy!!!! As I type this it is hailing!

Lord, I ask you to spare the fruit. Please keep it safe and let the hail leave quickly.

It is pea to dime size. It could also damage the plastic you see below. It lasted about 10-12 minutes.

Here is hubby cutting the grass last week.

The tractor is pulling the plastic layer. That is D.R. walking with the shovel (my brother's fil).

Here is John (my hubs) and D.R. finishing up this row. They are laying (shoveling) extra dirt on the plastic to pack it into the dirt. The black strap sticking out from the plastic is the drip tape (for irrigation and fertilizer).

This is what the rows (beds) look like before they are covered with plastic.

Can you see how long the rows are?

Plants should be in next week. We should be able to start setting them then. We will start with lettuces, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, squash and zucchini. There will be many more different veggies to come in the near future.
What are you planting in your garden this year? When do you plant for your area?
Happy Spring Blessings!


Nikki said...

My brother is putting a garden in for us this year, and I cannot wait. I'm not really sure what I will plant except for some squash (summer and zucchini), beans, things like that. I also would like some asparagus, but I know that is more difficult.

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

I Love this post Marva . . . amazing at how all of your gardening transforms.


Leahann a.k.a Kimberly's Mommy said...

That looks like so much work. But I'm sure so worth it in the end. Here we aren't even close to planting anything as it is still snowing. But when the weather warms up we will have a few potted tomatoes and maybe some sweet peas mixed in my flower baskets. I would love to have more space to actually put in a good garden. Someday.

Mimi said...

I'll be praying for s nice season with fabulous weather for your crops this year.

Together We Save said...

Wow I am impressed. I don't garden (very small yard) but I do grow tomatoes in a planter. LOL.

MyKidsMom said...

Great post Marva! I love hearing about your planting and seeing these pics. We'll start praying for this years crops now. I remember last year how many different weather related circumstances came your way to threaten them.

Spring is starting to stir around here, but we have to wait until the month of May to plant anything. The rain would just rot it all otherwise.