I might not be doing the greatest but at least the bees are doing well! Here are the rest of the pictures of installing the packages.
|Sorry, Cody. I didn't get any good pictures of you helping out. I will have to get those from your mom.|
|took this a few days later on the beehive at on my grandparent's property. The bees were busy collecting from pear blossoms.|
Since the weather has been worm and dryer the past two weeks I have been able to get a lot of my veggies planted. The radishes are already popping up and the carrots and green onions will be (hopefully) making their appearances soon. My heirloom zucchini and scallopini squash are planted as well as beans, peas, cilantro, broccoli, eggplant, golden beets and a few tomatoes. Greg's Thai basil (seeds saved from last year's plants) are also in the ground. I can't wait to be eating dinner entirely from food grown at home.
My aunt and mom arranged a fantastic plant swap and today I brought home bee balm, sedum, and several other bee friendly plants. After the swap and a fantastic lunch with my mom, aunt Sandy, my sister Sara and her munchkin, Trevor, Greg and I visited a local greenhouse and brought home some Serrano and jalapeno peppers and some herbs; lemon balm, thyme, sage, globe basil and peppermint. I hope to be able make teas out of the lemon balm and peppermint and dry the other herbs for later use.
|My sister, Leeanna, and I planting kohlrabi in the Konrad Family Garden|