Thursday, June 11, 2009

Filling in the Blanks....

There were a few little blank spots in the garden this week. Two of them resulted from seeds that never sprouted and four of them were from sweet peas that had stopped producing because of the heat. Now, we all know that blank spots are simply unacceptable in the garden, right? The little ladybugs and I headed into town to find something to fill in the blanks. Since we're planting a bit late in the season, I wanted to find well established plants...pricier, but worth it for me. We ended up at Home Depot and found zucchini, squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes. After a morning full of dirty fingernails, the garden is filled to the brim again!

Also, still no eggs...is it possible that I got bum chickens?? This wait is driving me crazy! Amelia has a full comb and wattle (sp?) so she should begin producing any day.

3 comments:

HermitJim said...

All that waiting will drive ya NUTS! You did the right thing with filling in the blanks in the garden...IMHO!

Kaitlyn said...

I just went today to pick up seeds for late summer planting (we should have carpooled!) and I found a spinach hybrid that is supposed to be sown throughout the summer. I'm going to give it a try.
If it gets any hotter those chicks will be laying fully cooked eggs!

dandelionmom said...

Give those birds some time--only the weirdo Leghorns are as early as the books say-the others (ESP heavy breeds) take a few weeks longer. You'll be making omelets with those veggies when they start rolling in (or being dragged)

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