Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Growing Things

We've finally had some decent weather on my day off and were able to get into the garden and finish a lot of the clean up. Sadly, three of the five roses in our moongarden died this winter and it will take a full day to take them out. That will have to wait for another day off. I've asked around and it seems other people lost roses this winter also.

Happier news is that Kim and I are getting some extra use from our cold frame. We've been using it for years to house our new perennials and to sun our tender annuals. But we've never planted in it directly.

Here it is after Kim cleaned it all out. (After he built his shed.)





Then he put in some beds.







Now we have lettuce, chard, radishes and carrots growing inside.


















































We're newbies at this so we know there will be a learning curve involved but it's nice to put this space to some use.




And finally, a headless chicken?







No, just Jelly Bean enjoying one of the compost piles.


8 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

That's gonna be nice to pick you a salad. Hope you have a nice day. Love the name 'Jelly Bean'.

Rosemary said...

You are going to have some lovely salads soon.

Belladonna said...

Really lovely set up.

Southern Lady said...

Love the cold frame...and that Jelly Bean is a cutie! Carla

Randy Emmitt said...

Victoria and Kim,

When planting greens always spread lots of seeds, you get a lot more than thinly spaced rows. Glad it is warming up there now.

Emily said...

i love what you're doing with the cold frame--can't wait to see how it goes. i wish i had one of those.

Kim and Victoria said...

Good advice Randy. Thanks!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a great way to use the greenhouse. How nice to be able to have a longer growing season that way.
I also lost a rose this winter, just one and it was near two others that seem fine. I also lost a 10 year old Hydrangea.