Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waiting for Spring

Just when you are feeling like Spring is around it snows again. Sigh. At least it wasn't alot and it should melt off fast. I am so ready for Spring. Playing outside, trips to the park, hikes and gardening!

I am planning a big garden again this year. This year I am adding green beans and carrots. Something we eat of lot of but have never planted. I am excited to see how my raspberries and strawberries do. I would love to plant blueberries but I heard our soil is not good for them and they are difficult to plant so I am sticking with the local berry patch for these this year.

I am crossing my fingers I get peaches this year. If I don't then I am pretty sure the trees are done for. I don't know much about peaches, but I heard the trees that are planted here only last about 12 years. I haven't gotten peaches in 2 years. I should in theory get them this year.

The apple tree I planted almost 2 years ago is growing well. Not sure if it will produce anything or not. The deer munched on it a bit last year so I will have to watch that closely. If I can find room somewhere I would like to plant a plum or pear tree. I have to do some research, not sure if they have to cross pollinate or not.

Hoping to get the final outlines done on planting this week so I can get my seeds ordered. Then all I will have to do is wait for warmer weather!


  1. You should so try your hand at blueberries. They can be grown here. I am in Mason City and grow them. When I started them, I mixed quite a bit of coffee grounds in the soil because they like the acidity. (I have a wonderful neighbor that saved her coffee grounds for me.) Our plants are thriving we picked a lot of blueberries last year. And I ordered some pink blueberry plants to start this year.

  2. Oh I am with you! Pining away for spring... It's snowing quite hard out my window right now... What a blessing that I have some new baby chicks to give me hope of spring coming.

  3. Aimee, I have never heard of pink blueberries. Sounds interesting!

    Fifth Street Mama, we love baby chicks! We just saw some at the Tractor store this morning. So adorable!