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Well, it's almost the first day of spring and we are planning our 2022 gardens.
This year, as well as my in ground plot, I have built a few planters and going to build a few raised beds also. This will help my old back some I hope. The inground garden will have potatoes, zucchini, melons, that sort of thing. The planters/raised beds will have the smaller stuff that needs more care.

What are your plans for 2022?





 

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i had to reread that a couple of times - i thought you said you were planting your garden on the 1st day of spring
 

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Nope....Nothing in the ground before the middle of May around here, plants are early June, can get frost till then.
 

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Screwed together a couple more raised beds this morning. I make them out of old skid wood.
Put some stain on them and ready to put in place when the rest of the snow melts.

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I'm growing a lot of calendula, cosmos, Snapdragons, verbena bonarencess for the front garden. This is part of it in the front garden by the path. The house that you can see is a neighbour's house ours is at the side of the garden.
 

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That's cool Logan. That look much like my mothers style of flower gardens, she was English also. Came to Canada in the 50s.
 

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Thank you Harrylee yes it's a cottage garden and I have a few fruit bushes in there as well.
 

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I went out to my compost pile with my garden tractor. Tried to scoop up some leaves in the back corner. It is sloped a bit there and I got stuck on the slippery mud. Made a mess.....lol

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Did some weeding and cutting the edge of the lawn to tidy it up and take off a bit more while hubby wasn't looking.:)
 

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This is my first spring/summer here for veggie growing so it looks a bit rough!
I’ve picked out a flat area that I’ll eventually have covered in weed block and gravel but for now I’m just trying to dig some beds that can be bordered with wooden planks.
I’ve got some redundant water troughs that I think I can use as small raised beds and some round metal fire pits that I’m putting tomatoes and maybe peppers in.

The soil (lol) here is mostly like Blackpool beach (Brits will know what that looks like)
 

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Today, I put a couple of raised bads in place and filled most of it. My dirt pile was still frozen in the middle, so will have to wait until it melts before I can finish up.





I also put a cold frame on one of the planters. After a few hours in the sun it really warms the soil.



I also dumped my compost pile onto the garden and started a new one....no pics.
 

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Yesterday, the temp in the cold frame was 60+F after the sun shone on it. We had a bit of snow overnight and the temp is about at freezing. I just looked at the temp of the soil in the cold frame and it's about 40F. I am going to try some carrots and radishes in there this week.
 

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Tilled the ground plot today, turned over the compost pile and planted some seed in the planters....Hopefully spring is finally here,



 
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