Lots of strawberry blossoms! We will be adding another bed at the other end of the garden.
My goal is to have a weed free garden without weeding. Usually I put grass clippings in the rows to keep the weeds down and that works pretty good. But a friend of mine takes it a step further and claims she doesn't have to weed. She covers the ground with newspapers and then grass clippings to hold the paper down. Air and water can get through but not sunlight so the weeds don't grow. Here are my 9 cabbage plants in the coffee cans. I only plant cabbage every other year to make sauerkraut.
This is a place that gets a lot of weeds throughout the season. I have laid my paper down and weighted it with some stones until it's time to cut the grass again.
I planted 14 tomato plants today. I sprinkle crushed egg shells in the bottom of each hole and then put the tomato plant in on top. This is especially important if you are gardening in a spot that has not been a garden before. The egg shells supply calcium to the ground and plants.
Rhubarb is ready. I did my first cutting today. We only have one hill but it seems to be enough for us. I can it and use it for baking...our favorite is rhubarb upside down cake...good with vanilla ice cream:)
One of my favorite flowering bushes is the lilac. We were fortunate when we bought our home to have a lilac border in our back yard. Beautiful sight and smell.
I grew up and have lived in Iowa until recently when I moved to a small town in Illinois to begin a new chapter in my life which includes a loving supportive husband and numerous grandchildren to spoil. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.
Starting Plants Indoors