North Carolina weather has been unseasonably warm lately and warm weather makes me anxious to get my hands in the soil and garden. The kids and I actually planted our seeds on February 29th and they are growing beautifully. I find so much satisfaction in watching things grow.
I decided to try growing garlic so I planted a few cloves mid February and they are growing well.
We received our blueberry plants on Friday and planted them today. I am new to berries, we never had them at my parents growing up but my grandpa Sandera always had strawberries and raspberries. I bought a Burpee soil test kit and tested the pH in one of the landscaped beds and it was alkaline so we bought soil acidifier at Lowes today and I added it to the soil as I planted my blueberry bush. I decided to plant one in the actual ground and one in a larger container and see which one does better. The variety that we bought is called Top Hat and it is a dwarf bush that will be covered with pea sized blueberries. If we do well with berry bushes we may buy more next year.
Bill bought me a rain barrel for Christmas, I know romantic right, but it really was something I have been wanting and I am a practical person. So today he rerouted the downspout to drain into the barrel and he built a platform for the barrel from bricks that match our patio- I will post pictures another day.
We will wait a few more weeks to move out plants to the outside garden but we are so excited to have a great year of gardening fun and fresh produce.