Papas World – Sheltering Day#51 – yard work – planting

Finally – it would be warm all day – mid ’70’s – bright sunshine

Time to get outside after all the rain and cold days!

Even though we have had to stay inside from our walks

The rain has left the lawn thick and lush!

I have now mowed at least a half dozen times – seems like every 4 days

except when it rains and then I sneak it in between showers!

The side yard has really filled in – that has been my problem area

I also started two years ago – putting lime pellets down

in the fall time!

One of the outdoor Tower Gardens – the other is in the enclosed patio

It has been cold at night – high 30’s to mid 40’s –

yet with all the rain and peaks of sunshine – it is growing!

We decided this year LESS IS MORE in planting flowers!

99 % of the greens you see – flower and come up each year

except the green bushes !

So we decided to POT this year with flowers

with three or four in the flower beds

and the rest in the enclosed patio.

It takes me 60 minutes with a push lawn mower

trimming included and weed whacker

to mow the lawn

a few people tell me they no longer do this

but I enjoy it !

It is a form of exercise for me – almost 5000 steps!

And I get the feeling of something I have created

and see the results of all that I have planted in the 14 years!

All of this I have planted by hand and cultivated.

I only wish this bush would look like this all summer

but – after it blooms it loses it petals

and new leaves are formed along with getting larger.

The grass is so soft and spongy like

almost as if you are walking on a carpet.

I have a lawn company called Bio-Turf

for four years now –

and they do a terrific job.

Six different times they come to the house each year

and do all the spreading – plugging – and seeding and lime spreading

VERY HAPPY WITH THEM!

The pot to the right is all MINT
and you can smell it as you walk up the bank
the enclosed brick area is my strawberries
and last year and this year my Potato’s

Our first rose of the year – with many more to come

they will bloom – go away and later in the summer bloom again

The three Swedish horses that Maddy – Ella and Sarah made for us

laying in the bed.

And – with the same theme – one potted planter

everything else comes up each year.

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the yard

I hope to do the same tour of the enclosed patio.

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Papas World – getting ready – Spring is here – Tower Gardens

Good morning!
We returned from Florida
the weather was great
saw my first robin
and decided to put
our Tower Gardens together
and start our seedlings!

I unpacked and uncovered the two Tower Gardens

that last November I cleaned up and put into storage!

One was taken apart and covered up and stored in the patio.

The other taken apart and put on shelves in the garage.

The Tower garden in the patio.
After I cleaned up the patio
from the mild winter we had.

This year I said to Sherry –

lets spit them up – one in the enclosed patio

and the other one on the back patio!

They got so big – that it was difficult working

all around them to pick cucumbers and tomato’s!

This one will be all different lettuces – herbs – chard

some bee flowers – mostly leafy plants!

This is the one on the back patio

This one will be cucumbers – tomato’s – peppers –

celery – radish – plus others –

I needed space for the vines to spread out.

We also are going to plant potato’s in large pots

like you see in the background.

I did this for the first time last year

and had 30 or 40 potato’s – small ones but tasty!

Our indoor Tower Garden
which we have done for the last five years!

Our indoor Tower Garden – at the end of January –

just before we left for our month in Florida –

We cleaned up and removed all plants!

It served us from end of October to end of January.

Had we not left – it still would of been producing!

This one has a built in timer and grow lights at the top.

Since it is in the garage and space is limited

No cucumbers or tomato’s!

We eat greens everyday !

Here are our growing pods
and all the seeds we are planting
we also plant what we call BEE FLOWERS

We have started our seedlings – which will take three or four weeks

under grow lights from the Tower Garden in the garage,

We have started various plantings –

38 plants total to start.

We have room for 56 plants!

But – even selecting everyday from these Towers

We can not eat it all!

We give some to family and some to neighbors!

Our neighbor next door has one – and she can not eat it all!

One – if planted properly –

can feed a family produce so that they buy very little from the store!

If any at all!

Sherry and Tom
For more information
on the TOWER GARDENS
go to http://www.sf.juiceplus.com
http://www.sherrylynn49@aol.com

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY!

I will take pictures and update as we go along.

March is a funny month!

70 one day and maybe snow the next day!

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