April in the garden

Last weekend Mr. Midwood busted out the tiller and prepped one end of the garden for our cool weather seed starts.  Mostly broccoli and a couple of rows of peas.  He just tilled enough to get the early crops planted.

tilling_for_broccoli_startsLast year peas didn’t work out so well, so fingers crossed.  The grew lush and beautiful, but no blooms or peas.  We are trying the broccoli in black plastic this year.  Here they are after a nice sprinkling from the girl.  She was feeling particularly helpful these past couple of weekends – gotta love a helpful kid.

Broccoli_starts_in_the_gardenOne of the cherry trees that we planted last year didn’t make it.  We actually caught it before the end of last season and got the refund then.  Mr. Midwood picked up a replacement and got into the ground right away.  So far it is looking happy and leafy.

2016_cherry_treeIt is a bit early for much work in the veggie garden. I am taking advantage of the cooler April weather to do some heavy lifting type of projects. I got lots of weeding done, the flower beds are all freshly mulched and some other fun projects that I will share later.

pepsistuff_2008I found this while I was weeding.  I thought by the looks of it that it was fresh from this year.  Unlikely, since the Pepsi stuff points offer expired in 2008.  That would make it easily at least 8 years old!

dandelion_jelly_timeWe have a sea of spring dandelions in our grass.  The kids love dandy jelly, so I am now on my second round making it, this time a double batch.  It is so lovely and pretty much tastes like sunshine.  I wanted to keep extra on hand for gifts.



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