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The Garden of 2009 Begins

A week ago Saturday, I finally squeezed in some moments to plant my peas, spinach, lettuce and other cold-weather crops. As of yet, there are zero signs of life. I am at a loss. Sometimes when I plant, everything comes up, other times, nothing? The determinate factor has yet to be discovered.
I am also giving my raspberries extra TLC this year. In years past, they go crazy but hardly produce. They are now in their 4th year with yet to provide a bounteous harvest. I carefully pruned this year. By removing the dead canes, cutting the year-old-canes to under 5 feet, and providing a simple trellis I am hopeful for better results. Last year I mowed them down, in hopes for a large fall crop, it was meager at best. I will keep you posted.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I hope you get a good crop...because then I can sneak over to your place and sit in front of your plants and just eat and eat and eat.

I love Raspberries!

Just kidding, but if you get lots...feel free to pass a few along to me.