Tuesday, April 26, 2016

More planting...but not so much planning

Strawberry update...all but maybe two strawberry plants are looking fantastic! Even have a flower. See below.

The rhubarb is coming up!  So excited about that!  See below.

The apple trees are starting to leaf out!  See below.

The flower bulbs I planted are coming along nicely...See below.

The blueberries aren't doing so well.  I may lose three out of four.  I'll have to try again on those.  See below.

The cucumbers are getting their true leaves.  Now I need to do some serious garden planning.  On the other hand the  butternut, yellow and zucchini squash haven't sprouted and neither has the watermellon.  Time to get some newer seeds I think and try again.  I may just plant them outside in the garden at this point.

I planted the Mammoth Russian Sunflowers along the fence.  We'll know in 10-14 days if any of those are actually going to grow.  Although it may take longer to see them because I planted the seeds among the grass, which I trimmed first, but now I won't be trimming for a while again.  I also threw out some grass seed in our little yard.  I figured that since it is supposed to rain every other day for the next week, I'd take advantage of the free watering service.


  1. Looking good. See you soon❤️

  2. Actually Sarah said:

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE what you are doing!! Lots of nice rain this year to help those little seeds. I have baby chicks running around now. Spring is so nice. Will you and Nelly come for a visit some time? I'm sure Hoku would love to romp around with Nelly girl and I'd love to catch up with you. Maybe dinner some time?

    Sarah A (p.s. Somehow I lost your number in the archives of iphoneland...) Wishing you and your little homestead happy growing:)

    1. Hey Sarah, Thanks! Yes, Nellie and I would love to come for a visit! I'm sure she would love it...and I'd love to catch up. I'll give you a call.