Thursday, March 15, 2012

Things Are Getting a Little Seedy on Rural Thursday

It's planting season!  Paul was kind enough to till the garden a few times, so I was able to stock up on all the goodies I want to plant this year.  Yes, I'm excited.  First, I started these seeds - lettuce, tomatoes, spearmint, cilantro, jalapenos, rosemary and green peppers.


Then I planted two blueberry bushes, rhubarb, and asparagus.  The latter two I planted last year, but they didn't take.  So I'm trying again, in a new location.  I thought I was in pretty good shape with all the running and weights I do, until I had to dig that stupid trench to plant the asparagus.

And finally, I picked up beets, garden beans, sweet corn, peas, summer squash, and zucchini.  I'll plant the peas once Paul tills the garden once more.  The others I'll plant in late March, directly in the garden.  This will be our first year trying to grow corn.  I've heard a lot of horror stories about it, but my boys just adore corn.  So we're going to give it a shot.

I hope you'll join in on Rural Thursday today, hosted by Nancy at A Rural Journal and myself.  You can blog about any topic that fits in with a rural lifestyle - even if you don't necessarily live in a rural location!  Recipes, pets, flowers, nature walks - these are all great topics for Rural Thursday.  Just grab the code beneath the button and copy it.  Paste the code into your blog post, then come back and link up the url to your actual blog post.  Try to visit and comment on at least 5 other blogs who link up.  I look forward to reading your posts!

41 comments:

Eva Ason said...

You got to love spring :) When all comes back to life and you can start planting seeds and stuff.
Have a lovely Thursday!

Eva

Chris said...

Tease! ;-)

Clint Baker said...

Isn't this such a wonderful time of the year. Busy as well! Seeds are starting to grow, soil warming up. So much to do and so little time. Have a blessed week and enjoy your time in the garden!

cat said...

When your dad was a teenager, he borrowed a big field from a neighbor, planted corn and then sold his crop. He knows some tricks. I remember he said when the silks came out on the ears, he put one drop of mineral oil at the head of each ear and they didn't find a single ear of corn with a worm on it.

Tanya said...

i've got to get some planting done. the ffa sells a lot of plants this time of year and i always buy some tomato plants and basil. i was just thinking that i should be seeing that order form soon!

Jill said...

It amazes me that you're already planting. You are gonna have another fantastic garden!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful garden you will have!

I am still planning to stop by your Facebook discussion at 3:00.

Anne Payne said...

Have you tried planting your corn in mounds, with fish in the hole first? I hear it works. And that might be sort of cool for your boys ;)

I am ready to get out there and get some planting done too. Need to get my son to do the tilling.

Madge Bloom said...

I haven't gotten mine yet, but you're inspiring me to shake a leg!

The Incredible Woody said...

We have plans to plant the cooler weather stuff in the garden this weekend. Hooray for fresh!!

Corn is easy peasy! Don't listen to all the expert advice out there. We don't and always have a bumper crop. We always grow Silver Queen. The only special thing we do is till in some fertilizer before we plant. We always seed closer than recommended and never thin:)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I can't wait to see how well your garden does.

Nancy Claeys said...

Our rule of thumb in Nebraska (well, my rule of thumb,) is wait until Mother's Day to plant the garden.

Looks like you have quite a variety and should see success in most of your choices. Fun!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh you are making me wish planting season were here NOW! I can't plant most seeds till the end of May!

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gtyyup said...

I don't even get to think about an outdoor garden yet...won't get to plant until end of May or early June (if we're lucky). But I'm trying some herb seeds in the house for the first time!

TexWisGirl said...

hoping your garden is successful. i don't garden in texas - just can't get used to the growing season here compared to how i grew up in wis...

Robyn said...

How fun to start gardening already! Good luck with your corn and asparagus.

I wanted to plant a garden last year. It was so cold, damp and dreary all the way into June and I lost my motivation.

I want to try container gardening. I also saw pallet gardening on Pinterest. I need to look at that one again.

Ginny said...

Wow, that is a LOT!!! But then again, it is a farm. It makes me tired just reading this. Good luck with the corn, we have lots and lots of corn fields around here.

Valerie said...

I love spring planting time! I have to wait a bit longer here, but I know it won't be long. I planted 3 rhubarbs several years ago hoping that with three the odds would be better for one to survive. All three did, and the plants have gotten huge! I'm glad that so many of my friends and family love the stuff because there is plenty to share.

I bet your corn will do well too! Happy gardening Lisa:)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm jealous of what you'll have on your dinner table this year!

Teresa said...

I'm certainly looking forward to getting outside and working in the garden. It's going to be hard not to plant too soon with the unseasonably warm weather we're having.

bon bon said...

we dug up some of my gramma's asparagus last year and planted it in our yard. her plant must be at least 50 years old. can't wait to see what we get!

Tara @ secretsofamomaholic.co said...

This will be my first year planting- upon the request of my 4 yr old daughter! I hope our results are good! Will keep you posted!

warren said...

This time of year is so exciting! I love growing corn but once the birds start to get in it, we cut it all down and get what we can because they tear it up quickly!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

You inspire me to plant my own garden! I really want to, but I need to find the motivation (and a green thumb).

Debbie said...

it's just so rewarding when you start with seeds rather then plants!!

what a wonderful, healthy way to feed your family!!

AudreyO said...

My yard has tons of fruit trees. I often trade fruit for home grown veggies and even fresh cut flowers. I can't plant anything as my dog chews it all up.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I am totally jealous! You will have a wonderful garden! I wish I could be as inventive in gardening!

My Journey With Candida said...

I just bought a lot of seeds today to start planting.

Candy C. said...

I TRY to wait until Mother's Day to plant the beans, squash and melons but usually can't get past the first of May! It sounds like you guys will have a wonderful garden this year! I'm looking forward to watching it grow!

Gone Country said...

Nice variety! I need to get my rear in gear and get our garden planted before it's too hot...

Michelle said...

I have already sorted through my "seed stash" to determine what/if I need to buy. I cannot wait!

le Chef said...

GAH! I always miss these things!
Anyway, I'm going to be watching your little garden grow, so to speak, so keep us updated on it's progress. Mine was such a disaster last year I almost hesitate to try again. It doesn't help everything has to be in a planter ... renting.
Have I mentioned I love that you have a real farm? ;)

Loretta said...

I haven't been visiting much lately, sorry, just wanted to say hello. I will miss my garden this year, but I can certainlly view yours' as it progresses! Hope all are well. Hugs
Loretta

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I am envious that you have already started planting. I am so ready!!

Michaele said...

I wondered how much gardening you did. Love to see the seed packets, both openened and waiting to be opened : )

A Quiet Corner said...

Damn! You are going to have one heck of a patch, Baby-girl! I'm proud of you!!!...:)JP

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Maybe in May the weather will warm and maybe we can plant too.
Have fun planting and digging.
I love to dig!
love
tweedles

Beth said...

just let me know when the fruits & veggies are ready & i'll be sure to stop by. ha. ha!! the hubby & i need to get a garden started. our soil is kind of yucky. we have not had much luck growing grass. (:

Myya said...

I want to come eat straight out of your garden :) You basically have an ENTIRE produce department. LOL

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your going to have so many wonderful things to eat!