Monday, April 14, 2008

Gardening on the Homestead... Spring

Winter is finally heading north.... still some cold nights, but, as always, we are anxious to get the spring planting underway.Spring seed starts.

Marigolds are peeking out.

Garlic, planted in November, looking beautiful!

Onions, seed planted in January, finally looking like onions.

Grapes showing the first leaves.

Strawberries!!! yeah!!!

Even turning red and juicy!

I can't wait.

Here, at the good ole homestead, we plant organically and use a no till method of gardening. We also raise worms and use the worm compost in gardening. This year we have also started an aquaponic venture. (or adventure) I think the kinks are almost worked out of the auto syphon. The water is cycling great. The fish are healthy. The water is getting close for planting! Stay tuned. I will keep you up to date with all going on at the homestead!


  1. Such a lovely strawberry! Ours are not mature yet. Speaking of strawberries -- I need to go and cover mine. There is talk of a freeze tonight. We've had some strange weather here in southern Georgia.

    Blessings and thank you for sharing the photos of your growing garden!


  2. We finally got our garden done last Saturday.... we still have a few seedlings that aren't quite ready to go in the yard yet. We're terrible at doing this stuff but we're going to give it a shot anyway :) Maybe it'll give my fat preggo behind some incentive to get out in the sunshine more!

    (feel free to send extra strawberries my way though! LOL )


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