Tuesday, May 15, 2012

#Garden Times - The Plot Digger

Finally getting a good days work in on the large garden plot. I can't help but find it interesting to see the hibernating insects, some of which are slowly coming to life as the seasons change. I still don't like to touch them. I don't have a tiller. Instead I dig by hand with a shovel, pick ax and rake. It is a lot of work, but there is a certain solace and appreciation that comes from this practice. I often have a tendency not to wear gardening gloves when I'm digging in the dirt. I really enjoy the feeling of the dirt between my fingers. I enjoyed making mud pies as a child too. This is my progress so far:

A couple more days of intense digging and I should have a nice deep plot dug.

My body aches as it usually does at this stage of the gardening cycle  finish off a gardening session with some counter stretches, some deep breaths. Yoga and gardening go hand in hand. After this plot is finished, the hubby and I clean behind the garage and paint it. Since it is a South facing wall I am going to set up a few planter/beds with my youngest boy. He expressed interest in having his own garden patch and I have been longing to beautify that section of the yard with some practical function.

I'm starting to see some sprouts in the tiny house garden. Lots of radishes have surfaces as well as a couple of spinach sprouts. I did this with some onions I had around the house and I'm pleased to see that they are growing as well.

I'm excited to see how this turns out.
It is my first time planting an onion base.

Radish Sprouts!

The Ginger Mint came back this year quite strong.

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