Speaking of help and thank you's, my six and a half year old son wants to be a farmer (he even wants suspenders to look the part)! So he eagerly asked if he could help me. That's him on the right hand side of the photo. Amazingly he smoothed out the manure in the middle bed and inspired our oldest to help out. I think he realized his little brother was making him look bad! So he pitched in too! And that wonderful little skidsteer is what I used to transport the pile and dump it into beds. Imminently better than a shovel and wheelbarrow! What would have taken days, only took about two hours to complete! Ahhhh... lots of help!
A neighbor started four organic bell pepper seeds, and they ALL sprouted! Since like me, she hates to thin and discard seedlings, she gave two to me! Aren't they adorable!? Thank you!
Fresh Spring-timey green.... sigh...
On a rare trip into town today, I picked up yet another version of help, Epsom Salts. I'll use it for the Peppers and Tomatoes. Next on the list is Fish Emulsion and Blood Meal. I want lots of happy pepper plants this year!
I also picked up these two Anaheim Peppers. Hopefully I'll accumulate a few more soon. I hope to have enough peppers for things like homemade enchilada sauce and salsa verde. Oh, I can taste it now!
I bought a grapevine!!! Not much choice in variety, so it's just a Thompson Seedless. We'll see how it goes, er, grows!
This of course is a good sign!
The garlic is doing nicely! I am very hopeful that this will be a successful crop. Garlic is known to be an antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic and even anti inflammatory! Wow! It's a miracle plant! Lots of help from these unassuming, even stinky (to some, but I love their odor) plants!
The apricot has finished blossoming and leaves are emerging.
Now it's the peach's turn!
I sincerely hope this year will not get started as late as last year! Last year I got so fed up with waiting on the weather to warm up enough that I just planted on faith in early June! You'd think being in Arizona this wouldn't be a problem! But when you live in higher elevations, the rules change a bit. As it is, I'm already feeling impatient waiting for planting time!
Hope you're having better success in the exercise of patience! Boy is it tough!
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