Friday, May 28, 2010

Back in the Garden...Finally

You would think with the wave of beautiful weather we've been having that I would be in all of my garden glory. Truth is, sadly that is not the case. I spent a week in my basement making two more screen doors (one featuring a beaver, another a moose) and a second week in the hospital with my son. He had a 5 day EEG to determine if he was having seizures. Happily, he is seizure free. However, they have diagnosed him with a pediatric sleep disorder. So we are awaiting a visit with another neurologist that specializes in sleep disorders. Oh joy! After our release from the hospital we celebrated with a weekend of camping! What fun we had. If you ask was just what the doctor ordered. LOL.

But now, I have returned to the garden to find...WEEDS, WEEDS, WEEDS! My beautiful iris' are starting to bloom and all I can notice is the overrun, unkempt, disheveled look of my once beautiful gardens! Since weeding can take soooo looooonnnngggg... I decided to start my gardening work by planting the veggie garden yesterday. Can you say Pro-Crast-In-Ation?

Hubby and I spent all day putting the finishing touches on the garden (square foot guidelines, weed pulling, etc) and when the kids came home we planted all the seeds. For a grand total of 532 seeds/plants! Not including berries and garlic which were already in the garden. Our detail garden plan looks like this:

I'm so glad we finally planted. It feels like I've missed some beautiful growing days happens! I guess the only thing left to do is: Pull Weeds. Today. Tomorrow. Until Snow Flies.


Bonnie said...

Your camping trip looks relaxing. We will be going in a couple of weeks for a weekend trip. I hope your son is doing better and that all will be well with him. It must have been a worrisome week while he was in the hospital. Luckily, you have gardening to do for your therapy! You certainly planted a lot of seeds. I've only put in 6 tomato plants, 6 peppers, a handful of cucumbers and zucchini. And I have a strawberry bed.

CJ said...

I was with my son in the hospital 24 hours a day Monday through Friday. Hubby took care of home and family for the week. And the house was nearly as clean as when I left! Now, that's a good hubby!

We did a lot of planting this year...only because last year was so successful that we wanted MORE! The only thing that we didn't get completed this year was the strawberry area. That's why they make next year. LOL.