Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Wanted to give you an update on Mickey's garden since posting here on March 10th.

This is our lone fruit tree. We "think" it is a peach tree. Let me explain, when we were traveling we planted a peach seed and an apricot seed in 2 little containers. When we got home we placed the two containers outside by the garage side door and more or less forgot about them. A couple of years ago the one (?) had grown enough Mickey decided to plant it here in the back yard. This little trees has been growing now for 3 or 4 years. Last fall Mickey pruned it back and straightened up. Now this spring we have these lovely blossoms :o) Whether we will get any fruit (?) this year we don't know yet. We loved seeing it bloom and we'll let you know.

These are the 6 root seeds that he has planted: onion, radish, carrot, swiss chard, lettuce & spinach. He has also planted onions sets and behind the fence he has planted potato sets.

The onion sets were doing great and the radishes were already coming up. Then Mr. Weatherman informed us we were getting cold weather and SNOW!! We had to cover up the bed he had planted all those seeds in. I helped him with this cover, to bad no one was around to take a picture of the two of us trying to get this tarp down and fighting the wind. He puts the boards and then cement blocks to keep the tarp from blowing off.

Here you can see the snow that did come.

This side way picture is our 18 little pots of our tomato seeds coming up. All of them are 3-4 inches high now and doing well. We are keeping them on the kitchen table near the window.

Here are the seeds that are under our light in the garage.

From right to left these seeds are Lupine, Blue Sweet Pea and Sunflower. The Lupine & Sweet Pea seeds are from my friend Anita from Germany and the Sunflowers are from my friend, Jennifer in New Mexico. These are all really growing well. We already have some Lupine plants in the yard that we planted last year and weathered the winter. Jennifer's Sunflower's are now about 5" tall and will be planted outside along our fence just as soon as we are sure we'll have no more frost. We had frost on the ground this morning. No, not April's Fools....wish it were.

These seeds are not yet coming up they are Inpatient's, Watermelon and Cantaloupe.
Thanks for letting me share this update on Mickey's garden. We are so thankful to have the large backyard we do where we can have a nice garden and we are praising the Lord that Mickey is totally healed and able to enjoy his gardening and his bees.
Speaking of Mickey's bees......they are doing well and have also survived the winter well. I'm sure we'll be having some bee posts in the future.

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Brenda said...

Hi Susan,
Looks like it's coming along real well.
I so look forward to being able to do that eventually in CO. May be calling you for advise however!
I did grow cherry toms in a container on the patio when we lived in an apt. It was funny, because all the tenants had to walk by our patio to get to their cars. You could see them drooling over my tomatoes when they began getting ripe. They were very tasty.

Joy said...

That is going to be a great garden.
Too bad about that snow you got. Hopefully everything survived. I can't wait to find out what that tree is now. Can you compare the blooms to anything you see online.


Brenda said...

btw, I know I've probably noticed this before, but it really stuck out today for some reason...I really like your title on the follower's list "Follow me as I follow Him".
Love that!

Anonymous said...

I always love to hear about the garden and how you guys are way ahead of us weather wise...except this time, you got the snow and we didn't.

Can't wait to see the harvest. I'll never forget your post of all the bounty on your table from a couple of years ago.

If I come your way I'm stopping in for some good eats ;)

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
You'll enjoy harvesting all the fruits and veggies from your garden.
Bill is working on getting the soil ready for ours. Thankfully, we have lots of good compost which the veggies love!

a King's daughter said...

You're doing better than we are about getting the garden together! We've only moved flowers, and our chives. Other than that, we don't even have our seeds started. I guess we better get with it! I'd love to buy some honey when you get it. Since we're neighbors, I think it'd be the best honey I could get to help with allergies. Blessings! Tammy

a King's daughter said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog about April Fools Day. While I did know that it was fictional, I failed to make that clear in my post. I have posted an edit stating so. Thanks again! Tammy

Shirley said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely garden with us. I love the fruit tree and the story behind it :) I was just looking at fruit trees the other day. That is one thing that I would like to plant this year.

Anonymous said...

The garden things are looking great!

This Country Girl said...

What a garden you will have! You two look like serious gardeners who know exactly what they're doing (not like me)! :) You'll have a great harvest!

Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

I can't wait to find out what the tree is!

Julie said...

I always admire people that have gardens. I can't wait too see all the yummy stuff that comes out of it. Be sure to keep us posted!!!

Nadine said...

That's coming along very nicely. I love garden vegetables. I can't wait to have a home again. Maybe Tom will do a garden. He has been talking about it.

MeMaw said...

Oh it looks like it will be a wonderful garden! I can't wait to see the young tender plants grow! Makes me want to plant something new!

diana said...

wow! you will have a lot of food. how fun and yummy =)

i hope you get some peaches or apricots from your little tree. it will be fun to see what it ends up being.

Kanani said...

I used to have a wonderful garden at the house we had in the country. I always felt close to God when I was working in the garden. Cultivating flowers and fruit is wonderful. Not an experience to be missed.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

You are going to have some wonderful meals this summer! It almost makes me want to get in my garden but then I look out and see the snow and think...."not yet"!

Sharon said...

I can't wait to get my seeds started and get to play in a garden.
We are still getting nasty weather.
thanks for your prayers
God bless.

Momma Roar said...

My dad has always loved to garden. My husband? Not so much. Well, he's just too busy at work. But, I think, I hope, that my dad will come out and help me get a little garden going this year. I hope to have some gardening posts up!!! :-)

Nancy said...

Wow, you guys are sure on the ball, I just planted some herbs seeds in the house but I don't have all the fancy lighting and such. Just a couple of pots.. and it is still very cold here.

Lori said...

Great idea to start your seeds in the garage. I bet you will have a fabulous garden.

Tina said...

Oh Susan, I would love to have a garden! You are so blessed!

The Olson's: said...

You really have a head-start on the garden! The seedlings are looking great! And the blossoms on the fruit tree are gorgeous. It will be fun to hopefully discover which fruit it is this summer!
~ Leanne

annie said...

We have our seedlings ready to plant now too! I am excited to watch our gardens take off!

Thanks for the reminder by the way. I do know, but it's always good to get guidance.