“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage/journey to Zion.”- Psalm 84:5

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In the Garden as of May 1st, 2013

It is, thankfully, starting to green up around here.  Even though we get tiny flurries of snow here and there.  We are happy that is all it is and not a covering of snow.  It looks like we are going to get a touch of warm weather this coming week end.  My prayer is that it will stay warm and so when the fruit trees bloom the bees will come out and pollinate them.  We would love to have a good fruit year this year.  The last couple of years when the blooms happened it was too cold for our friends the bees and sadly very little apples.

I was finally able to capture our mountains along with what is going on in our garden.  I am so excited now that the garden is starting to take shape.  I can now visualize and envision what it could look like.   I pray that YHWH will bless this years efforts and that he will give a big bounty to feed us and to share.

We are planting beets, celeriac, parsnips, potatoes, carrots,  sweet and hot peppers, salad greens and cooking greens, tomatoes, zucchini oh so much zucchini ( 6 plants), two types of green beans, herbs ( chives, basil, oregano, sorrel, chives, garlic chives), spaghetti squash, pumpkins, and peppermint.  I think that is it but I could have missed something.








Here is my peppermint plant.  I really hope this will thrive and grow and then continue to winter over each winter for many years.


Because we live on a mountain we build raised beds all over.  Here, there and everywhere.  In the lower part of the main garden is our section of it.   We have eight raised beds down there plus raised beds in front of our house, the potato patch above the apple orchard, and the raised beds behind our woodshed.



The last couple weeks Handsome and I have been walking up our waterline to check on things.  It is so beautiful and the air is AMAZING to breath in as we walk along the creek.


I could stand there all day and just listen to the creek rush by.


16 comments:

  1. Our weather has finally turned warmer. It is so nice to see things greening up. It's too wet here yet to get in the vegetable gardens, but I am thinking that very soon I need to plant my salad greens and spinach. I love all your raised beds! Can't wait to watch your gardens grow!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  2. You have a lot planned for your garden! My daughter who lives in Northern BC tells me it is a very short growing season where she is.

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    1. Yes our growing season is very short. We have 90 days, so we start a lot on the plant table. I really want to try some cold frames too. Cold frames would lengthen our growing season and that would be wonderful.

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  3. You have done quite a bit Sweet Mary :) I like your walking outfit... ;D

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    1. That is my 2013 gardening outfit. =o]

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  4. Mary, I just love that photo of you sitting (I assume) by your creek. :) Everything looks to be coming along nicely for you all! We're expecting exceptionally warm weather here this weekend, too. The kids and I worked outdoors all afternoon with the result of my face getting a little bit of sun. Weeds are picked and all is ready for transplanting starts in a few more weeks. Blessings to you, my dear friend, ~Lisa :)

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  5. That looks like a huge garden. I hope it goes well for you. And I love the pictures of you, so pretty. :)

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  6. What lovely plans you have for your garden. I love you outfit. You look lovely.
    Blessings, Dawn

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  7. Your garden looks like mine - with the mountains behind. Our climate sound also very similar. We spend the day planting potatoes and corn in the sunshine but are expecting a little snow tomorrow. Our growing season is also very short. We are at 1035m altitude in the french alps, what altitude are you?

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    1. We live at 650 meters and our growing season is 90 days. How long is yours?

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    2. Hi Mary.
      Thanks for visiting my blog. The Yarn Along that I take part in is every wednesday at www.gsheller.com Hope you will join us this week.
      I don't really know in days the length of our growing season, probably about the same as yours. Any tips for growing Basil at altitude, I've never been able to keep a plant alive for more than two weeks! And my seeds amount to even less!

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  8. Mary you look so cute...and your mountain is just beautiful...the creek so peaceful. so different from down here in the South. Enjoy the works of your hands.

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  9. I think your garden is lovely! We had no apples last year. I am praying, too.

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  10. How beautiful!!! Wow, it is so beautiful there! :)

    Lynn

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  11. You certainly do have a beautiful piece of this creation!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  12. Watching for you and praying that all is well.

    Blessings, Debbie

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Thank you, each sweet comment brightens my day. Blessings!

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