Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wow! Can I show you just how GOOD alpaca compost is??? Whoo hoo! I was sooooo late getting my garden started this year...we're talking the END of April! I bought some seeds from the Lowe's hardware store in Murphy. I picked up some cantaloupe, watermelon (yeah, I know...wishful thinking), yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, strawberries, yellow peppers, jalapeno peppers and carrots. I also got some cilantro and rosemary.
As you may be able to tell from the pictures, the garden is growing like gang busters! Yes, you may also notice that my raised bed is in none other than BATHTUBS! My wonderful neighbor, Jonie Coble, showed me how she was using an old horse water trough for her garden. I already had two bathtubs sitting in my pasture empty from when I had a bunch of horses. So, I moved them into my backyard for the garden. Then, my other neighbor, Hal Camp, realized what I was doing and offered the two bathtubs he had just ripped out of his house. So, I now have three bathtubs filled with garden delights and another bathtub filled with flowers! I'm so excited! I've already got zucchini, tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers! They aren't ripe enough to pick yet, but should be very soon. Oh yes! The alpaca compost is the gift that keeps on giving!