I planted more radish in the garden. I planted more tomatoes, peppers in seed trays.
I cooked and cooked and cooked, made a 20 day supply of food for Keeper, its now in daily servings in the freezer.. this is a huge job. But Keeper has not had one single ear infection since I started making his food for him! woowhooo If this is what it takes ti keep him ear infection free then okie dokie his Momma will cook food for the Great Pyrenees. He is so worth it! Honeyman helped me clean up allllll the pots and pans it took to make this much food! LOL
So remember when I said I had a surprise, welllll the surprise is I am getting a new garden spot! I am so excited! This will give me a third garden. I wanted more space to add more vegetables. We were discussing more raised bed etc. Then it was like a light bulb went off! You know the times when you think "and we didn't think of this first why" ..... We did some research and found out how deep moles tunnel... Now the plan is .... we are going to till a garden spot a nice size plot..... then around the perimeter of this tilled area we will trench 2 feet deep. We will then put the hardware cloth wire 1/2" grid wire down into the trench standing up. (We usually put this under a raised bed to create a place to garden.) We will bury the hardware cloth. I will also be planting daffodils around this area as time goes but not 2 feet deep obviously. That is to deep for daffodils. They are added insurance to send the moles another direction. The point is the moles won't get in the garden because they don't bury deep enough in tunnels to go past the perimeter wire! Hello!!! Why didn't we think of this sooner! This will be easier an way less expensive than raised beds! Almost everything I read said 2"-12" is the depth a mole will dig tunnels.. but I found one or two places that said up to 24".. so ok we will go the full 24" deep on the trench to put the wire wall in the ground... We should be totally covered doing this! I am so excited. I have so many new seeds this year and I need more gardening space. I was dreading building all those raised beds with wire, as they are a lot of work :O). Again " we didn't think of sooner why"? LOL
I bought some new seeds from a Italian Seed Company that sells here in the U.S. www.growitalian.com The seed pkgs are huge compared to ours not only in size but in seed quantity. They are also very pretty! They send you a lot of seeds in a package!
So these are the seed package from the seed company.
I got two tomatoes to try, one sweet pepper, one Zucchini, a purple leaf swiss chard, the rainbow of radish seeds and a cucumber.
More tomatoes up
Swiss Chards up
The Peppers and Eggplants so far not up...