Monday, January 14, 2019

Getting garden ready

We had seed catalogs in the mail when we returned from our short vaycay. These days, seed catalogs are like the Sears and Roebuck Wishbooks when I was a kid. Each page is a wonder.

As I peruse the pages, I start thinking about places where I can plant grapes, pear trees, or walnut trees. I'd love to have a yard full of walnut trees, but I fear we'd never get to crack any. They grow slowly.

Last week, I went to the hardware store and bought what I need to build raised beds. I will build those this coming weekend and start planting thing we can plant early

It is my intention to get garden-ready this year so we can enjoy fresh veggies all summer long. The past few years, the weather has dictated the outcomes but that's because I didn't do my homework prior to planting season.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, but my actual birthday is tomorrow the15th.


  1. Happy Birthday!

    I must be a real rube, to me that garden tilling thing looks like the plow thing is wrong side up.

    1. Wait, I think I figured it out.

  2. It is the 15th here now - so a very, very happy birthday to you. And happy gardening.

  3. Intersting and beatiful

  4. Happy Birthday!
    I plan to start some seeds this coming weekend. I'm gonna grow some loofah plants to harvest in the Fall. I have no luck with veggies. But who knows I might give that a shot again too.

  5. Happy Birthday Rick. I hope that you'll have some birthday cake.
    I'm still looking at blueberry bush in the seed catalogue but last spring was a disaster because of the flood damage. I'm hoping that this spring we will not have a bad flood again.

    You are lucky to be able to start to prepare your garden so early. Our ground is frozen and we will have to wait till spring to start to prepare our gardens. I'm looking at seed catalogues too. Hopefully I'll be able to keep ahead of the weeds this year.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. I look for the tomatoes first then go to the nursery and buy plants.

  7. Anonymous12:46 PM

    Happy Birthday & good luck with your plants!!

  8. I leave all things garden related to Tim

  9. Happy belated birthday!


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