Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Garden Update March 24th

Tomato/ basil/ sunflower seedlings
basil and early salad in the tunnel

the mess of the garden



the berry bushes

spring flowers

spring flowers

The last 2 weeks have been a mix of warm sunny days, followed by days that had been cold, with a mix of rain and snow and frost in the night. Seeing the garden, there is so much to do and physically I am not able to do much. I have started some seedlings indoors and mulched the berry bushes and that is about it. I had someone help to clear the weeds between the strawberries and mulch them with fresh straw but much more has not happened yet. The weather is still to unpredictable at the moment. Once we move past Easter, I hope to plant a row of early peas, as well as carrots and radish. But as you can see above there is still a huge lot of land covered in weeds that needs to be worked on as quickly as possible.  The main question is when and by whom.

Are you doing anything in the garden yet?

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Spring is in the air

planted a new blueberry bush

started seedlings

onions coming

my new blueberry bush
It looks as though spring is in the air (finally). We didn't have much of a winter but it was still very cold and wet, too wet to be honest. My garden looks more like a mud pit then anything else. Now the temperatures have gone up a bit and the sun is out, which is nice. I was able to plant my blueberry bush and hung out the washing and have it dried within a couple hours.

There is not much I can do anymore. I am already having Braxton Hicks contractions since week 25.5 and now I have been put on an employment ban from my doctor until the beginning of my maternity leave in 6 weeks. So lot's of rest and magnesium for me and hoping that the boys will stay in for a little while longer. I am still allowed to be at home, just need to make sure that I rest most of the time. During the last week and a half, I have noticed that things are getting more difficult for me physically/ I am not able to sit comfortably for too long and I am getting tired easily. The twins itself are growing nicely and are right on track weight wise, so no worries there. I am 28 weeks now and hope to make it for another 10 weeks. We will see.

What are you up to these days?