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Monday, April 22, 2013

Veggies, Boxes, Pruning & Birthdays


Honest!  This is not the same picture as last week!  I picked more than this but didn't weight it because it was a little each night for my salad!  Eventually I will have more veggies to post pictures of but right now I am thankful for this!


I planted 16 cabbages.  Well, really I planted 17 because one I had to plant twice!  I turned my head and Coco snitched one.  I rescued it from her mouth before any damage was done.  Square foot gardening said I could plant 16 in a 4x4 foot bed.  I thought that might be a little crowded and meant to only get 12.  Guess I had a senior moment as ended up with 16!  Maybe I will harvest a couple when they are small and make more room.


These are my new boxes with the screen tops to keep Coco, bugs and birds out.  I planted the cabbage in the third one.


I planted potatoes in this box. Left the little bit of spinach and lettuce to harvest.  I only had 12 to plant and was not too impressed by what they looked like.  Prayed they would grow!


I planted my beets in this box.  It was such a lovely day out but it is suppose to rain the next few days.  I love my pickled beets!


"My wonderful gardener" pruned the rose bushes and I fertilized and put epson salts around them.


This is Mike's grape bush at our house.  He pruned it yesterday.


Our daughter, Sue and son-in-law Craig both had birthdays this month so we celebrated at our house yesterday.  Here is a video of us singing Happy Birthday.  I am sure it will give you a chuckle!!!




26 comments:

Annie*s Granny said...

Coco is a pretty good singer, LOL! Thanks for sharing, that was fun. Hey, I got my first garden salad today! Mmmmm, it was good!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I looks like some of your garden has a good start, what an accomplishment! Happy birthday to your daughter and Son in Law

Carol

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Annie*s Granny, Usually our daughter-in-love starts us off on the right key so I don't know why our grandson started it. Gave us a good laugh anyway and Coco always barks anytime we sing Happy Birthday. Oh, the joys of little dogs, huh! Glad you are able to begin enjoying your garden salads! Nothing better! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Polka Dot Closet, It would be nice if my garden was even farther along but we are starting to get a couple nice days now and then. Thanks for the birthday wishes! Seems we have birthdays in our family almost every month! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

To My Simple Life, I tried to post on your blog. I clicked the English but couldn't figure out how to post as that part was in your language. Nancy

Vicki said...

Hi, Nancy, your gardens are looking so nice! I'm glad Coco didn't get away with that cabbage. :) Happy birthday to Sue and Craig! Looks like a fun celebration. Have a great week.

:)Vicki

kitsapFG said...

The garden beds look so nice all prepped and planted up. Your boxed screen tops are handy and are a good solution to pets and pests. I use bird netting over PVC hoops for the same reason (pets not insects). The cabbages will do fine, if you harvest small ones in between to open up the area for the adjacent ones as they get bigger. How much room they need depends on the variety as well. Smaller sized cabbages like Gonzales do fine on a 1 foot grid spacing, but bigger varieties like Ruby Ball need 2 feet.

Cheryl said...

Your boxes look good. We planted cabbages from seed, so ours aren't that big yet.

Have a wonderful day.

~Cheryl

Daphne said...

I like those screens. They look much nicer than my row covers.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, Thanks for visiting! Coco can be a real pest but we keep loving her anyway!!! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi kitsapFG, Thanks for the information. I don't think bird netting would work with Coco. She is a real pest and would probably ruin it. Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Cheryl. I am sure your cabbages will be just as tasty and probably ready not much later than mine! Raining here! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, I am sure your row covers will work just fine as long as Coco doesn't live there! The screens are probably sturdier to keep our dog out. I think I will really enjoy them. Come again! Nancy

Audrey said...

Hi Nancy ... well, I have seen a lot a raised beds, but not screen covered ... what a smart idea. Good luck will all your plants. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time gardening. I used to and have a big garden plot, but growing weeds and wild flowers right now. Did grow some tomatoes last year.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Lisa said...

Your beds look so beautifully organized! I like your dividers, as well as your screens. Wonder if the screens will keep the bugs out as well as your sweet Coco?! That will be nice! What a nice family birthday celebration!

My Simple Life said...

hi nancy
your garden looking so nice. i like square foot gardening and have the book of Mel Bartholomew.How many beets have you planted in each sqare?
Wish you a nice day,
regina

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Happy birthday to all. Did you make those cover screens? I love them.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, I think I will like the covers very much. Just hoping my knees get better so I can enjoy harvesting from them! Thanks for visiting! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lisa, I am hoping the screens keep bugs, birds and Coco out! I don't know how organized the garden is! Organization is not one of my strong points! lol Thanks for visiting! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi My Simple Life, I think I planted 9 seeds per square for my beets. How many do you plant per square? I can write my comment on your blog but can't seem to figure out how to get it to post! Thanks for visiting! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi DownTheLaneWithDaisy, Thanks! Yes, my husband made the screens and boxes. I am very pleased with them! Thanks for visiting! Come again! Nancy

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Bama Girl said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like ya'll had a fun time! Coco definitely loves to partake in the background! The cake looks delicious! Did you make it? I love German chocolate! The garden boxes look really nice! Hope you are having a warmer week! Blessings from Bama!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Bama Girl, Coco always barks when we sing Happy Birthday! Yes, I did make the cake but out of a box mix! lol I think I will enjoy the boxes to keep everything out! Thanks for visiting!! Nancy

emilysincerely said...

Your box with your planted cabbages looks so nice and neat and beautiful. Those cabbages will be growing and filling it up before you know it! YUM!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi emilysincerely, I think I am going to really enjoy my new boxes. I do hope my cabbage do well! Thanks for stopping by! Come again! Nancy