Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Garden in the works


The ground has been tilled.


And the soil has been amended.


Now the treasure trove of garden starts from our greenhouses are ready to be planted.


Hello there tomato forest.


All our vegetables, herbs and annual flowers were started back in early March.  I ordered seed from Hometown Seeds this year and am impressed with the high germination rate from every single packet of seeds. 


I mean look at that lettuce!  As packed as it is in there I know that every single solitary seed must of sprouted.

Gratuitous flower shot #1

Gratuitous flower shot #2
Something tells me that my fingers will be dirt stained for a good many more weeks to come.

-dana

20 comments:

Emily Cole said...

I am so jealous!!! I really really need to have a garden like that! I need the time and space first though! Beautiful... leaves me longing.

Teresa said...

I LOVE your garden posts!

goletagirlwendy said...

Lucky girl! Love your garden.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

That lettuce and those flowers! Oh my! Hello summer! :)

Jessica Christensen said...

You're so far ahead of me! I got the soil tilled, but I didn't start my seeds till a couple weeks ago inside (don't have a greenhouse), so I'm going to be behind. It's time to get out and get my rows ready, though, because I've got to plant right after Mother's Day. Love the flowers! Foxgloves?

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Well somebody has a green thumb! :) Look at that lettuce. I built raised beds a few years ago and I've been really pleased with the soil. However, our water isn't good enough for the garden to grow well without rain and last year we had the driest (ie:no rain) and hottest (over 110 regularly) year on record. Our jalapenos were HOT, but not much else grew. :(

Kris said...

Oh, you're so lucky to be at planting stage. Love the look of those plants you have ready to go into the ground.

The panting date where I live isn't into the middle of the month, or later. Patience, I know.

Enjoy your dirt stained finger time.

**nicke... said...

i wish i lived next door! :)

Trudi said...

We are almost drowned out by rain for the last month, my plot is soggy, it's damp and I am behind. Happy planting! :) Send sunshine!

Michele said...

So inspiring. I hope I didn't kill anything just by looking. My thumb is so black.

Florence said...

lovely,,,,thanks for the garden seed co also,,,,,,,cant wait to eat out of the garden,,,,woohoo,,,,,,

Sara said...

I had my first garden tomato yesterday with some chipotle cheese and avocado:)

Ya know I bought one of them foxgloves and I had to stake it today cuz it was getting quite droopy. I also added some better soil. We shall see;)

Happy gardening to ya!!

gale said...

Wow that is beautiful. I'm so jealous! My husband is a farmer by trade-it's how he makes his (our) living-and we have the worst garden in the county. In his defense he's very busy planting crops when it's time to do the tilling/planting in the garden and that's something I can't do (well I can plant, but the tiller is too much for me to handle). I can't wait to see how your garden progresses over the summer!

Artfulife said...

My jaw just dropped. So awesome!

VeeV said...

i see a little orange helper under the 'treasure trove' - they do find a way to be helpful.

lovely garden pictures, lots of work - but such a reward!!

xo
eva

QuiltNut Creations said...

How big is your garden? I love gardening, wish we had room for a veggie plot.

diane said...

Oh how I envy the space you have. Everything looks so healthy. Good luck with all the planting.

Carrie P. said...

YOu are going to be very busy. I have been working in my garden a lot too.

Kim said...

Oh wow look at all those seedlings ready to go....tomatoes from the garden is there anything better than that? We are only weeks away from our frost free date...Memorial Day ;0).

Enjoy and keep us posted with pictures of your gardens as they progress. Happy Sewing

amylouwho said...

Your garden looks lusciously green and beautiful!

Remember when I was awesome and read people's blogs and stuff. yeah, I miss that. I still love you even though I'm a slacker!