Saturday, August 20, 2011

Is time to make the donuts

This morning was one of those days, I had planed tons of work in the garden, but my 58 year body did not want to get out of bed. It rained most of the night and I was hoping to have that excuse, but by 7am the rain was gone and it was time to get to work.
If I want to have my new vegetable garden up and running by October 1, I better keep up with the schedule. On today's agenda was taking out the dead grass and get the soil ready for the raised beds.

My local U-pick farmer is already turning the soil and getting the land ready for planting.

I am planning three 4 x 4 raised beds and fill in the rest of the space with containers, originally I was going to put raised beds where my coleuses are now, but this area has shade all winter long and vegetable are not all that fun of shade (this project is getting to big, may be next year) Flowers of the week, these orchids are blooming and they are gorgeous.

I harvested the last of the bananas today, when these dwarf bananas are ripen they are the sweetest bananas you can ever taste.


Antique ART Garden said...

I want your banana tree !!!! Very lucky there.

Suwannee Refugee said...

My granny died when she was 86. You have many more years to go!!

Darla said...

Great job getting the veggie area prepared for planting. Love the orchids.

fsubunnee said...

Love your garden. What kind of Orchid are the white ones?

Susan said...

Love your orchids...beautiful! Good luck with the veggies.

NanaK said...

Best of luck with your new veggie venture. I think you are going to have plenty of produce from three raised beds. The bananas look cute. Good to know they are sweet. I think that's the type I have that I didn't get to taste because of some night creature snatching them.