I meant to do a daily blog this week. However, we were so busy, all I did was get a few pictures in. I was off this past week, since schools were out, so I tried to make the most of the time I had.
I let the tomato seedlings get a little leggy, then I plant them up to their true leaves. That long, white stem will grow roots all over, making the plants stronger. (Works for me, anyway...)
We planted onion, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage this week. I had planned on getting them out earlier, but it has just been too rainy. Honestly, the garden could have used another turning, but we needed to make the most of the time we had. Hopefully, we can turn the rest of the garden before anything else goes out.
We also checked the strawberries to see if any were coming up yet. These were looking pretty good:
I've had some gourds drying in the shed all winter. I left them on the vine until the vine died, then I brought them into our 3-sided shed. I placed them where the air could circulate around them but where they hopefully wouldn't be disturbed. Sadly, one of my dogs did, indeed "disturb" a few of them.
I decided to make bowls out of the ones with broken necks. I took the ones we want to use for birdhouses to my dads. He has a hole bit for his drill. Honestly, I should have cleaned them first. I do things out of order sometimes.....
He put drainage holes in the bottoms, and a couple holes in the sides for circulation. Then, he put holes in the top for hanging.
He put 1 1/2" holes in each gourd. This is the standard size for bluebirds. One of the gourds is really too small for bluebirds, but we went with a 1 1/2" hole in it also.
We cleaned them out and saved the seeds.
We added wire for hanging.
And here they are awaiting inspiration.....
I'll post pics later...
Have a wonderful week!