Wednesday, April 16, 2008

~ Jack Frost still Nipping ~

I'm so glad I've been patient with the garden , we had frost last night. I hope it's the last frost of the season. So far I've only planted the cold weather plants , so didn't have to worry about them.

The tomatoes are tucked away in the basement , growing strong. I started my cherry tomatoes and some beefsteak tomatoes in trays a few weeks ago. This was my first try at planting seedlings and they seem to be doing well.

My Mom and I also made a hotbed to start some homestead tomatoes in last week , it is covered with windows , so we didn't have to worry about the frost. My Dad always planted homestead tomatoes , they are small but so flavorful. They are my favorite too , along with cherry tomatoes which were my Grandma's favorite.

I had to venture out yesterday to pick up tax work , so I went by the local greenhouse and bought peppers. I purchased 12 sweet bell peppers , 6 jalapenos , 6 hot banana peppers and 12 Cayenne peppers. All the peppers are tucked away in the basement too.

Things have been busy around our little homestead , DH finally got the shed moved that we are going to use as a chicken coop. Now we need to get the fencing up and the nesting boxes made.Hope to get it finished by next week.I can't wait to have fresh eggs to eat.

I'm trying to pick the best location for a herb garden , hope to make a spiral garden. I did get some cilantro planted beside the well house last week , gotta have cilantro for salsa.

We've had lots of rain , what a blessing it has been. The garlic is growing stronger , I've got to add more fish emulsion sometime this week.

~ Hope your week has been Wonderful ~ JoyceAnn


MissKoolAid said...

The nights are still too cold here to plant outside. For fun, I had planted some red pepper seeds last summer and they've grown beautifully. They're still indoors, where I get the most sun and will be blooming soon! So exciting!


JoyceAnn said...

It is exciting to see something grow from that tiny seed to a beautiful plant.
I've got some pepperoncini seedlings coming along too. They're small but I'm hoping they grow bigger and stronger.

~ Green Blessings ~ JoyceAnn