Blog Author
timmylaz
(view profile)
Recent Entries to this Blog My cherry blog!
Posted: 17 May 2007

All Entries
 


My cherry blog!




Category: Garden Projects | Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 6:25 pm

My very first blog ever!! Here goes, bear with me (or beer with me) and I'll get it right sooner or later. My buds have posted pretty pix of their spring veggies so I thought it time to jump in. These gardens are definitely a team effort with my sweetheart JoJo. We've been taking a little different method with our gardens than most of the people we know. "Lasagna Gardening" Basically a NO TILL earth friendly sheet composting method. We also grow organic.

Here goes...


This picture is of the two beds we started last year. They're about 4'x8' each. Last year we used them for lots of veggies, corn, tomatoes, cukes, peppers and a few others. This year we've decided to turn them into an herb garden (the bed in front) and a flower garden (in back.) The herb garden has a few plants from last year and some new additions. Echinacea, oregano, sage, lemon thyme, chives, parsley, dill, cilantro. There's also some salad mix in there for now. The flower garden has stargazer lilies, Mexican petunia??(we call it purple haze) growing and seeds from numerous other varieties planted as well. Marigold, zinnia, cosmos, and a few others. There's also a volunteer of some sort growing well in there...my guess is a pumpkin might be coming up from a Halloween pumpkin we threw out there last fall.



This is a full view of our veggie garden that we have started new this year. Approximately 12'x30'.



This shot is the far end of the garden above. Sugar snap peas growing on the trellis. Should be eating peas early next week. Not real good germination on the carrots and radishes in the front... think that the freeze got us there. Same with the beets that are behind the peas. The beans in front of the peas had just broken the ground 2 days before this picture. Also you can see some salad mix in the front here too.



Guess I cut the corner out of this picture, but this is the other half of the veggie garden. Corn there is up for two days, once it popped up I planted pole beans between the rows. Peppers and tomatoes. Tomatoes... Dr. Neal, Marianna's Peace, Gold Nugget, and San Marzano Redorta. Peppers (I LOVE CHILI PEPPERS!!!)...Devil's Tongue, Habanero Red, Scotch Bonnet Yellow, Cayenne, Aji Dulce, Anaheim JE Parker, Corno di Toro red and yellow. Can't wait for a summer shot and then the fall harvest! YA MON!!!



Guess the icehouse can just wanted to sneak into the picture. What a gardening companion!! Cheers! In the tray... freshly rooted Salem Rosemary, kindly donated by Uncle Jabba, and those little suckers you can just barely see... JOLOKIA... someone likes it HOT!! I didn't find out about this Jolokia pepper (hottest in the world) until mid spring. Almost 2 months past ideal chili seed starting time for here but I just had to try it... Hopefully we'll have a nice warm fall so these babies can have a chance to mature.



This is one side of our wildflower/sunflower garden... we had our neighbor plow this section of yard by the driveway for wildflowers. I ran out of film on this picture so next time I'll add the rest. These sunflowers were off of dead headed last years sunflowers. Nothing intricate here but we thought it would be pretty nifty to have a small field of sunflowers and such!! Lining the drive, you can barely see, chili peppers that I couldn't fit into the veggie garden we'll see how they do.

That's it for now. I'll shoot some more pix in a month or so. Peace!


This blog entry has been viewed 3289 times
You're reading one of many blogs on GardenStew.com.
Register for free and start your own blog today.


Comments

 

toni wrote on Thu May 17, 2007 6:45 pm:


Wow, what a beautiful garden Timmy. I have heard of lasagna gardening, it appears to be working very well for you. Really looking forward to more pictures as the garden progresses.

Please post an intro of yourself in the Welcome to GardenStew forum so everyone can get to know you.




 

glendann wrote on Thu May 17, 2007 7:34 pm:


You have really got it going on .Looks like you will have
a great little garden as well as a wonderful herb gerden.Will be looking farward to your updates.




malamik wrote on Thu May 17, 2007 10:53 pm:


Oh to have my own sunny spot for my own garden, as it is my back yard only gets 4 ours of constant sun in my own measley garden, we'll see what happens. Yours makes me so happy for you! Can I come over for a salad?
Be well!
malamik




 

Todddumke1 wrote on Thu May 17, 2007 10:53 pm:


nice photos tim!1 welcome to blog world and the 21st century




 

cajunbelle wrote on Fri May 18, 2007 1:38 am:


Looks great timmy, can't wait to see pics of what it produces.




 

eileen wrote on Fri May 18, 2007 8:11 am:


Now that's a garden to be really proud of Timmy. Thank you for sharing it with us.




 

StarLiteFarms wrote on Sat May 19, 2007 4:17 am:


YUMMY! Lol I dont think im going to be able to get a garden this year, So ill just admire yours!! Looks delish and beautiful!! I dont know what Lasagnea gardening is. So, what is it?




timmylaz wrote on Mon May 21, 2007 5:52 pm:


Pretty sure the "name" just comes from the layers of compost and organic mulches... layered like the layers of lasagna...pasta, cheese, sauce layered. The technique is based upon improving the existing soil with out the damaging effects of tilling and compacting. There's a book out there "Lasagna Gardening" and if you google lasagna garden you'll find several sites talking about it.





Leave a Comment


Login or register to leave a comment.







Blog Subscribers
Todddumke1

View all subscribers

Entries by Category All Categories
Garden Projects

Archives All Entries
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007