Monday, October 6, 2008

Finally getting the veggie plants into the ground

Well, I decided to just plant the veggie plants I have right now, and maybe try to do another crop in January, when I'm more organized. I managed to get two tomatoes and the pepper into the ground today, on the side where the house next door was torn down, since there is so much light there now. Had to dig up all the cannas to do it, but they never bloomed much there anyway. I'm sure I can find a better place for them. I plan to dig up more bulbs, and plant more veggies on that side as well.

I looked at the western side of the house, and although it will break my heart to dig up the sunshine mimosa I finally got to grow well there, I'm going to have to put the permanent veggie garden there. It's the only place that gets enough sun for most of the veggies. I measured, and I can put in one 16'x4' bed, and one 10'x4' bed, or I can just dig the whole thing up and make it into one big garden. I don't know exactly how I'm going to do it yet, but I know that's where it's going.

I already planted the 6 pineapples in the bed where the lemon grass was dug up, and I'll probably put a couple more of those in, if I can beg them from my neighbor.

All the lemon grass will be put in a sort of hedge between the two properties. I may put something else there as well, but I don't know what yet.

Doing this will take me until January, I'm sure, so I'm not looking to plant anything there right now. I may dig up and plant one small spot at a time, I just don't know yet.


Patrice Farmer said...

Wow pineapples...thats going to be great. It sounds like you're coming along. Since you're weather is milder, you have plenty of time to do things. Just take one day out of the week to start seeds and you'll be planting something weekly after awhile.

Florida Homesteader said...

Yep, it's definitely coming along. Finding places for everything. I have a tray ready to plant some seeds, but haven't gotten around to doing it yet.