Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I love this time of year!  The weather is nice; not too hot; not too cold.

During Spring Break I had taken a week off from work.  On one of the days, the girls and I went to Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura and picked up some spring flowers for the planters in the front yard.

We cleaned up the planters and placed each new flower artistically in preparation for Easter Sunday.

Two days later we marched out the front yard to discover that the snails had eaten all the marigolds.

Two weeks ago, the little family took another trip to Green Thumb and we purchased more flowers; vegetables and snail bait.

We worked on the planters in the front yard most of the afternoon.  Cleaned out more weeds; pulled out plants we didn't like any more and then planted a nice variety of flowers and vegetables:

Bush Beans
Early Girl Tomatos
Habanero Peppers
Serano Peppers
Yeallow Banana Peppers

Victor has been faithfully watering my plants in the front yard and has also been on Snail Watch.  All the plants are growing nicely.  We should have edibles in about two months.

We will be planting in the family garden this Saturday.  Victor and his friend, John, have been preparing the garden spot this past week and it is almost ready for planting.  We will get up early on Saturday to run some errands and then we will return to green thumb to buy more vegetables.  We will probably have honey dew, cantalope, and various other squash plants.  The kids will pick other vegetables they enjoy eating to plant in the garden.

Thanks to the horses and chickens we don't need to amend the soil with bagged amendments from the store.

I'm so excited to be planting our garden.

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