Yes it is time once again for the annual breaking of the tiller. But don't you fret! I can adapt. It slows me down a little, sure, but I can still do what I need to cause being the wonderful planner that I am (not); I turned under my beds last fall and so I am not having as hard a time using a shovel to remove the weeds that have gathered over the winter as well as turning under the soil. I also am pretty thankful I have the three raised beds in. That helps immensely cause I don't need a tiller to keep them in line. Yay for me!
I am finding that raised beds are a definate must for a gardener. It is so much easier to handle things. Now I am still not too sure about the need to spend a crazy amount of money to do raised beds. I have to do it on the cheap or not at all. So far the concrete beds seem to be working, but I am still anxiously awaiting the little heads of lima beans and cucumbers to break thru the soil. Getting a little nervous on that account, as well as for my tomato seeds. Now I have a long growing season so I think I have time to replant if necessary, but still......little nerve racking.
I am tickled to find two volunteer potato plants growing of course in a place they shouldn't be growing. Hey, I'll take it. Gonna move the little buggers though in a few days. So right now I have successfully growing in the garden, brocolli, beets, marigolds, radishes, herbs, few potatoes and cabbage. On the wait and see list are my lima beans, onions, cucumbers, cilantro, and tomatoes. I have back up seedlings to plant of squash, tomatoes, and eggplant.
On the fruit bearing front, I have baby blueberries and blooms on my apple trees. Not many apple blossums, but a few. Blackberry bushes are greening up nicely. The peach trees are a wait and see. Not sure if the late frost zapped my baby peaches. Update to follow on those.
So that is my garden update for 2013. Pics will follow later I promise! So have a great day! And go play in some dirt.....Good for ya!