25 February 2013

Garden box number one is done!

 We just got done with our first garden box. We built the box and later after marking the area dug it out.
  We had a few roots that were in the way but they weren't really a problem.
 So have a look at the work we have done!

The hole is nearly done! and thank goodness that was some work!
And we were only just getting started!
These logs have been sitting here just decomposing away for a while, were not sure how long.
In to the hole the will go!
They will get broken down to hole water for the growing plants.

All the digging is done!

The broken logs are buried under leaves and dirt.
We put in three layers of leaves and dirt.

She transplanted the veggies after adding topsoil
we are looking forward to seeing our work pay off.

Well enough from me for no, Back to work!
Thanks for looking!

The new non-citrus fruit trees

Put in approximately two weeks ago, here are the "dead sticks" hubby helped me plant!  Pictures taken Saturday, 23 February 2013.
Pineapple-Pear sapling (a sweet firm pear)

Anna apple sapling

Tropical Beauty peach sapling
These are the varieties the lady at the local nursery recommended when I asked about versatile varieties that would work for eating fresh, baking, and canning/making jams.

Now, for the pic that has become my new wallpaper:
Apple blossoms budding
This morning, the top one is fully open with a second one under it halfway open as well.

23 February 2013

And so it begins

Hubby has suggested we keep a blog of our new adventure here in rural Florida on our 2-1/2 acres, as a record not only for friends and family to follow, but so we can remember when we did what.  It's been 15 days since we arrived, and we are already way behind on that idea.