April 20th HAPPY EASTER!
Our Easter this year was spent out in the sunshine, in the dirt and with my family.
We planted the cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, onions, and hot peppers.
We tilled two plots. Our first plot extends more than 15 feet and our other plot is around 6-8 feet. The smaller one will contain peppers and tomatoes and the larger will be the cole crops and three sisters crops.
ALSO I am very fortunate that my family homestead is surrounded by pine trees, because we have a TON of pine-needles that work great as an organic type of mulch to block out weeds, so I raked up a big ol’ bunch and sprinkled them around the plants. I am anxious to see if this method works.
On top of all the other work we also had to put our fencing up to deter rabbits and other vermin. The stakes you see were originally used in my Grandfather’s own garden. My Grandmother is trying to sell her house in West Virginia, so we kind of inherited a lot of my deceased Grandfather’s tool and gardening things. I also used his favorite garden hoe today.
It was all around a great, but tiring day. We got to enjoy it with a nice cookout with my family and at the end some great satisfaction at all of our hard work.
I just hope all the dudes make it ok.
(PICS: Top left-Large garden plot, Top right-Small garden plot, Middle top-Raspberry bush already blooming,Bottom middle-View of broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower plants, Bottom Close up of cabbage plants.