Monday, January 30, 2012

Knee Deep In Onions

Jaque AKA Garden Dog and I Are Knee Deep In Onions

It hardly seems possible that it is time to be planting our Spring Onions already. After the garden season last fall we worked the soil with our organic compost that we make right here at The Cottage. The ground was ready so we didn't have to do much preparation just til it, make the rows and it was ready to go. We rotated the onion patch this year from the North end of the Up Stairs Garden to the South end of the Up Stairs Garden. I like to rotate the crops at least every other year to keep the soil in better condition.


The Soil Is Just Perfect For Planting

We Planted 225 Onions

Jaque AKA Garden Dog says Are We Done Yet?

Several days after we planted the onions we got about 3 inches of rain, perfect for the onion patch. I am very excited that the garden season has started here. Thanks for stopping by to look at our newly planted onions. Stop back by from time to time and see how they are growing and when we will begin to harvest them. If you are still looking at snow on the ground, there is hope, spring will come!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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16 comments:

  1. Hi Miz Helen-I've gotta say these garden pics made my day. I'm hangin' in there in Ohio just dreaming about getting back out into the garden. Seeing all those rows of green give me hope. :)

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  2. How neat! I am ready to eat those green onions already! Great post! I was planting my tomato yesterday. Last summer was so hot, I had just beautiful plans but no tomatoes. This year I started two months earlier, by the time hit hits the region, I hope to have some tomatoes...:)

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  3. You are too cute!!! I wish I were planting right now!! Come quickly spring!

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  4. Those are lovely photos from your garden,Miz Helen! I was also a crazed gardener once upon a time and used to tend to each of my plants as if they were my children:) No longer do I get the time and opportunity to do that - so your photos brought back nice memories dear!

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  5. How fun to be playing in the dirt! While it's been mild here, I know winter is still lurking... Love your fuzzy helper:@)

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  6. Wow, gardening already! It is in the 30's today here. Still have a ways to go before I am out in my yard. Your doggie is adorable. xo

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  7. We hit 66F today in Southwest Iowa, but it won't last. Planting already? Wow!

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  8. still looking at snow here...i still have radishes growing!!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  9. Your onions are looking great, Miz Helen! Have a lovely day!

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  10. I seen your pic and I said she looks like she knows how to cook. It is those Greys of wisdom that gave it away. That is what I called it at 26 when I got my first one. (almost 10 years ago) lol. I am so Jealous of your garden. We have a bit before we can be outside planting but I think we need to get started on our greenhouse which needs new plastic over it so we can get some seedlings started before spring which is 8 weeks away. I think that was what my MIL said it was.

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  11. I am so impressed you are gardening already! And your dog is so adorable!

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  12. Love the cute photo of you and Jaque, Miz Helen~ so cute, the both of you!
    I wish I could have been there to help you plant all those spring onions...what a "workout" but the end result is; priceless!

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  13. We're no where near ready to plant here in Southern Indiana, but I sure do hope I can start soon. Nothing like a just picked, sun warmed tomato from the garden.

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  14. I started my garden last week too. So many people notice the difference in flavor of homegrown tomatoes vs. store bought, but I think it is true of everything we grow, including the onions. Thanks for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  15. I am sooooo jealous! I can't hardly wait until gardening season. I will start up my greenhouse at the end of the month and get my onions in the ground around mid March! Your helper is adorable!

    Blessings

    Linda

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  16. You're reminding me of the good ol' days Miz Helen. Some of my fondness memories are of my childhood. My family had 2 greenhouses. One that was for flowers and one that was a hydrophonic greenhouse. Someday I need to dig out some pictures to share. We had all this land, so my dad liked to piddle and experiment to see what would grow. I think we tried about every vegetable and fruit that would grow in the South.

    Today, we live in a subdivision. No sun for a garden, and our HOA doesn't allow gardens unless they are small container gardens. I envy you that you have one. A lot of work, I know, but I'm sure you know the end results are worth your efforts. I hope you have a great crop this year for any vegetables you grow.

    Thanks for joining my party. I enjoy seeing what you share with us each week.

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