A time to plant…

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McDonald County Gothic - Larry and I are the shadows, but we aren't holding a pitchfork.

McDonald County Gothic - Larry and I are the shadows, but we aren't holding a pitchfork.

I’ve been busy, and haven’t been able to post much. But today I took the whole Saturday to work around the farm with Larry. He had prepared the garden for planting, and today we finished (OK, we are a little late, we know) planting the onions and potatoes and one row of corn. Two more rows of corn to follow, then tomatoes and peppers, cucumbers and watermelon.
Last year we made good use of the garden, and this year will be no exception. We aren’t planting beans, because I put up 60 quarts in 2008 and we’ve only eaten five (I don’t like them). But the green tomato pickles will be more abundant, and I’m making salsa. At the garden’s edge, we planted parsley, cilantro (Mexican parsley, or coriander), dill weed and radishes.

Larry stands at the garden, which measures 60X60 feet square. That's .08 acres.

Larry stands at the garden, which measures 60X60 feet square. That's .08 acres.

Here are some other photos I took today:

"So much depends upon a red wheel barrow. . ."  OK, my apologies to William Carlos Williams, and Larry said it was a yellow wheel barrow, not a red one.

"So much depends upon a red wheel barrow. . ." OK, my apologies to William Carlos Williams, and Larry said it was a yellow wheel barrow, not a red one.

Dogwood blooms

Dogwood blooms

The hawthorne bush in our yard - the hawthorn is Missouri's state flower.

I always thought this was a hawthorn, but it isn't one. It is actually a Southern Black Haw.

The southern black haw in our yard has white flowers in the spring, purple berries in the summer, and in the fall has bright red or purple foliage.

The southern black haw in our yard has white flowers in the spring, purple berries in the summer, and in the fall has bright red or purple foliage.

3 thoughts on “A time to plant…

  1. Great gothic photo. Very clever. Am envious of your big garden, but haven’t got mine completely planted and it is much smaller.

    Have heard from several people about Fox Farm. Have just been in Springfield more than Joplin lately. Certainly will try it.

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