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Sunday, March 18, 2012

March in Idaho in our Yard!

Linking up today with Tootsie at http://www.tootsietime.com/ 
and GArden Bloggsers Bloom Day
If you want to see some amazing gardener's, check out these two links and take the tour - it is always amazing!

This past week has been a busy week in our yard.
1 - I planted peas outside in the grow boxes. I saw the video linked below about planting peas outdoors in the winter and I wanted to try it.  It was wet and soggy and I just kind of shoved them in.  I am actually quite excited to see if they really do grow so soon.  I should have peas about the time I normally plant if it works and free up those boxes for other things.  It is great nitrogen boost to the boxes as well.   http://www.simplylivingsmart.com/2012/01/peas-in-by-presidents.html

2 -  All the boxes in the greenhouse are planted.  There are all kinds of veggies in there, as well as herbs. (Pix below) (Beans, pease, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and more.)
3 - We planted 18 flats of flower seeds.  I really have no idea what I am doing with this one - totally a new skill for me to learn. ( i have been reading lots of Tootsies posts about this!)  When I planted our side yard (pix in header above), full of  all shade plants and I had never done shade plants before that time. I studied and studied until I felt like my head was going to fall off.  That is how I feel right now about the greenhouse.  I don't know what I am doing!!! 

4 -  I saw this on how to re-grow store bought celery - very cool!  So I planted on - if it works I will do more.    http://rawfoodrehab.ning.com/group/t...w-store-bought

This next week I am going to plant the flowers that need consistent 70* - researching the how to's on this.
Here are a few pix I took on Monday - I would go and take some more to show the progress but it is a blizzard outside and I am a wimp. I will do another post in a day or so to show how much things are growing out there.
This is a pix of the herb square all cleaned out.  These are the herbs I have been using all winter.  They were planted in about October.  They look great!  So happy there.  I cleaned up a few and replanted Cilantro, Basil, Rosemary, Parsely, Savory,  and some  Radishes in the empty spaces. 
 This is the bean box.  It has blue lake bush beans.  The green things you see on the edge are onions. 
 These are chives.  When I was out there yesterday they are about triple the  size and height.
 This is one of my helpers.  You can see the milk cartons in this one that helped to keep the temps up in the winter.  I will leave them there until it warms up in late April.   Like I said I would go and take more pix, but it is pretty stormy out there.
 Here is another helper. We all had fun digging in the dirt on Monday!
 You can see the end of the greenhouse where we are putting the seeds we are propagating. 
Also look at the green in the boxes! 
It is awesome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Today I am grateful for our wonderful world that is coming to life! 
Also for a warm and cozy house. 


Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Paula I love your greenhouse...I planted my early veggies outside today in 80 degrees...they will be covered even though we are getting heat because it will cool off by weekend.

Tootsie said...

isn't spring just the BEST???? Everything is looking just fantastic in your greenhouse...I am looking forward to seeing how it looks week by week!
Thanks so much for linking in this week...I always look forward to seeing what each of you guys post...I am sharing your post today on the Tootsie Time Facebook page as well.
hugs from Alberta Canada!
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Anonymous said...

Hi Paula, Wow that’s some greenhouse! I can see your going to have lots growing in here soon with all your helpers! I love it when my little helpers arrive and take charge of the gardening. Thanks for stopping by my blog, You asked what was climbing on the sticks in the middle of my veg plot. It's Runner Beans 'red rum'. Have a great week

NellJean said...

Your greenhouse is fascinating, so much space and little children to adorn it. We garden in two different worlds.

Here, the greenhouse is mostly for wintering-over tropicals so they get an early spring start. Summer has arrived in the south ahead of spring, so most of my plants will be moving outside very, very soon else they cook.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage! I love you banner is that your yard?...it's lovely. Your little ones are very sweet and dirty! Warm hugs, Esther

Genene said...

How fabulous & inspiring! So, you live in Idaho Falls? So do I. I've been wanting to get a high hoop house/greenhouse built & it isn't done yet. Do you ever let folks pick your brain with questions about how & how much? I'd love to talk or email with you.

Thanks for the inspiration,

Paula said...

Genene - I tried to find an e-mail for you but couldn't - please e-mail me at funstuff4paula@yahoo.com.

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