Monday, May 9, 2011

ScareRobins!

I'd love to post a picture of my peas madly climing up their fence, but alas, the robins not only ate all the seedlings but they DUG UP all the seeds too....I've had to start again.....but!!!


My onions look great....all 4 rows of them - each at least 100 feet long....I refuse to buy onions that are moldy or close to it when I get them home this year......


My potatoes are in these holes....to be filled in as they grow!


My garlic, carefully selected from our own plants....growing like mad! I have about 1200 coming!


My new raspberry plants in a super duper raised bed prepped last fall with chicken manure, kelp and leaves......


And preparing to plant tomatoes...the most I've ever had in the ground AND the most varieties I've ever had - Amish Paste, Nepal, Romanescu, Early Girl, Roma, Better Boy, Big Beef, Tomande, Cherry, Cobra, and IKnowI'mforgettingsome! My mouth waters thinking about fresh salad, gazpacho........yummmmm. This photo is outdated, they are all in the ground and growing like mad...especially with the first hot(ter) day of the year today....Man, where is spring!

I also have kale, brocolli and cauliflower growing like crazy...I wish I had started some salad greens earlier....Spring means salad to me and I'm (ducking) buying it right now.....

PS My mom says to collect dead birds from the side of the road all early spring, put them in ziplocs, freeze them and come spring hang them upside above your pea row - kind of like some sick joke of a scarecrow....ScareRobin??? Anyways, that's my mom for yah!

My plan is to cover them with carrot row covers for their initial growth.....

3 comments:

Jane said...

You really DO have tons of garlic. I am jealous because for some reason only about 1/4 of mine came up. You wont have vampires in a 100 mile radius of your farm ;)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I love the site of all that garlic :o) ...I don't have as much but at least I have some :o) I tell hubby as often as I can we need more land..so we can have chickens.

Barbara said...

We have a lot of birds eating stuff in the garden, but I've never seen them go after the peas! I can't tell you how many sunflowers I planted near the garden before finally figuring out that the birds were digging up the seeds and eating them. This year, the one thing that they ate up were the precious seedless watermelon seeds, which came in a little packet of something like 8 seeds. Oh well...