Monday, April 29, 2013

Late Start

_MG_0343.jpgWith all of the spring snow we have been receiving there has only been a handful of nice days in between. Not only has the snow played a factor in our garden planting plans, but when the sun has been shining the garden is either too muddy or the wind has been crazy.
IMG_4506We finally found some time to get our garden started yesterday. We're planting a lot of the same vegetables that we've planted in previous years, but we're also trying some new varieties. Have you have ever eaten orange watermelon, red carrots, or white cucumbers? Neither have I. I'm excited to try them though.
IMG_4491We didn't start any seeds indoors. With our moody weather there's a chance that we could see snow again before our poor plants are strong enough to survive on their own. We have decided to try something new and with the help of our congregation we were able to collect many bottles.
IMG_4502Yesterday, we were able to plant over 70 tomato seeds. The weather stations currently say that we might get 2-4 inches of snow on Wednesday. The last two days the sun has been shining and the temperatures have been in the 80s.
IMG_4521The children have enjoyed the snowstorms that we had, but they're also excited for the summer.
IMG_4524My Lutheran Stud was able to plant some lettuce and spinach a few weeks ago. To be honest I have no idea if this is lettuce, spinach, or weeds. Only time will tell. Here's to hoping for a plentiful garden this year!


Adriane said...

Cute new background! :)

Mama Bear said...

Hello fromAustralia! I Just stumbled upon your blog looking at chai cupcakes. WOW! Love your photos. The snow is amazing! Beautiful family. We have 9 children (homeschooled), including one boy who lives in Heaven. My husband is a pastor and we live in the country too! Drop in at my blog and say Gudday!