Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Y'all won't believe what happened! You know all those seeds I showed you that I bought online and was going to plant? I lost them! They just disappeared. We turned the house upside down looking for them and you know what we found? We found a spoon and fork in the trash can, and 3 dirty diapers in my crockpot(it was in a bottom cabinet). Eww, I know! Some little short fella has been putting things where they don't belong. He has gotten really good at throwing things away lately, but usually it's trash. I don't understand for the life of me why he put the diapers in the crockpot and not the trash. I am starting to think he threw my seeds away and we didn't notice until the trash was gone. Cause they are nowhere to be found!
We went out and bought new seeds, cheap ones, this time because we didn't have a lot to spend on them, since we weren't planning on it. It finally stopped raining constantly where we could plant. My family says I cheated by using the black fabric. Do any of y'all use it too? Or do you just weed the garden? Someone told me I wouldn't have to weed nearly as much if I used it. And you know me, I am lazy, so I used it. Since it's our first garden, I thought I could use all the help I can get, lol!
That's a strawberry blooming in the picture above. They look a lot better than they did when we first planted them. The picture below is of where we planted the potatoes. You can't really see anything unless you look closer.
Here's a close-up. Isn't this cool! It's the potato plant coming up!
I just read something in a magazine that said a 10 foot by 16 foot garden is fine for a family of 4. That scared me, because our garden is so much bigger than that! Ours is around 25 foot by 50 foot. So, what do you think, is my garden too big? Or is their estimating on the small side?