March Garden Tour|Welcome to the Farmer’s Market


So before we even start our March garden tour,
I want to welcome you all to the Farmer’s Market. Let’s go ahead and let’s get started. Speaker 1: I am so excited about my sign that
I got off Amazon and then the two arbors that my husband put up. So I told one of our subscribers, I had to
tell her this story. I am thankful that my husband definitely put
up both of the arbors, but we have to, okay, let me rephrase that. I have to go back and kind of build up and
level it off and I will go back, it’s not level. And so this is the funny part, I told my husband,
I was like, “Chris, I appreciate it. This is not level.” And he was like, “Yes it is.” I was like, “No, come back, come back, come
back and look.” I said, “It looks nice, I’m loving it, but
it’s not level.” So he told me, “It ain’t going to get no leveler
than that.” So two anchors did come with the arbors so
I’m just going to build it up and level it off again and then I’ll let him anchor it
down. Speaker 1: But I just think they look so fitting
and then when I saw this farmer’s market sign, because this is what I really am trying to
create, just a place where I can be able to grow vegetables and flowers and share them
with family and friends. And I’m just super excited because I’ve really
started kicking it off as far as planting, y’all. I can remember when I started, I’m going to
walk down here and we’re going to get started with the tour, but I can remember when we
first moved in this house and I think I started with maybe two small raised beds. I call this the old portion of the garden. It wasn’t even that big. It may have been about probably two raised
beds and that was it. Speaker 1: And then now I’ve just expanded
and so I’m going to keep expanding. I’m thinking about putting some raised beds
in the middle, but I told y’all, I told you that here you got to kind of do stuff little
by little. You just can’t go all out and do it at one
time. That’s not how it works here. Speaker 1: So we won’t be long because I’m
giving myself a four hour limit to stay outside today and then I have to go in and do some
things inside. But make sure you follow me on Instagram because
I put on some of my stories, some quick tips when I’m out in the garden doing things. So that’s a good place to kind of find me
over on every day. And also guys, today is the last day for the
David Austin giveaway. If you have not entered, I will make sure
that I link that video so you can see all the rules. But you have to go over on Instagram and comment
on the post, like the post, tag two people, tell me your favorite rose color for you to
be entered. So tomorrow, today, today is the last day
for that. Speaker 1: So I want to share with you guys
about the onions. And I did put on Instagram where I will put
this on my video, but these are the onions that I planted from seed. I got the seed from Baker’s Creek and these
are, this bed right here is Gabrielle onions. And so we planted them, I want to say late
October, November of last year. And then we got them in the ground as little
tiny, just one little stick coming up. I soil blocked them. Speaker 1: But once everything starts growing,
you guys, I just want to show you how I do. I’m quite sure there’s several ways to do
it, but once they start growing, this is a good one. I left it for you all so I can give you a
demo here. Once they start bulbing up like this, what
I like to do is first of all when they start back growing is what they call side dressing
it. And a older guy gave me a name to go look
for at the garden center but they didn’t have it. So I side dress it with bone meal and if you
see this, this is a picture of an onion because this is going to make it bulb up. Speaker 1: So I side dressed it maybe back
in February. So I did it again yesterday. But then what I also do, once they start bulbing
up is I’ll take my hand and I’ll, they call it, Oh gosh, I can’t think of it y’all. They call this something. But basically I’m just kind of removing some
of the soil and giving it some air and just creating like a little well because I want
it to keep growing but kind of sit on the surface. So I just come here, I think they call ringing
it, ringing it or something like that. Okay, let me stop babbling on. But this is what I do. So I go ahead and I just kind of move it like
this and you see how it’s sitting up so that it can keep growing. And you’ll know when onions are done because
the tops are going to flop over. Speaker 1: And actually last year, some of
mine started going to seed, but the top flopped over. I pulled them when they were ready and then
I also let them cure for about two weeks under our side patio by the room. But this is basically what I am doing. And you can do this. I’ve seen people do it with a old butter knife,
you could do it like that. So I’m just doing that so that they can continue
to bulb up and get really nice. Okay. So that’s enough with the onions. So those are the onions. And then like I said, go ahead and side dress
it with bone meal and you’ll have some nice size onions. We had, I only grew red onions last year,
but it was just amazing. Amazing. Speaker 1: So my echinacea is coming back. I had one right here, I saw one little leaf,
I guess it’s a little bit slower. So we got echinacea right here and over there
that is coming back up. And then our bay leaf plant is growing really
well. We’re getting new leaves. And what I did yesterday is, if you remember
the fig tree that we got online. So that was really small when we got it. So I just kind of put it in one of the pots
that I took from another flower. So this is the Violette de Bordeaux fig. So we repotted that. This is going to be it’s home for a while
because they grow real fast. Speaker 1: I had two figs before and was lazy
one year when it got cold and didn’t bring it in so both of them died. I’m not even going to lie on myself like that. That’s what happened. So I also put on Instagram, you guys, and
after this video I’m going to go get a net. But I’m going to link the video because if
you remember, we cleaned out the bed, we put down diatomaceous earth, we put down Berry-tone,
gave it a good layer of compost. So I want to bring your attention, ever since
we did that y’all, look at all of the strawberries that are coming on now. Like I said, I’m going to have to go ahead
and get my net that you set over here because I know the birds are going to try to get to
it before I do. And then we also have our bee balm coming
back nice. Speaker 1: I am about to get ready to direct
sow in here. This is where our cabbage was. We pulled it up. Y’all, it was so good. It was Savoy cabbage. We pulled those up and we sauteed them. I didn’t get a chance to make sauerkraut. I got two more in the refrigerator now and
I’m just trying to figure out which way, which direction I want to go. Speaker 1: So let’s go ahead and let’s move
along because basically what we’re doing is we are transitioning from the fall garden
over to the spring/summer garden. Y’all, I keep leafing off of these greens
and they just keep multiplying and this is what I did want to tell you, hold on real
quick. So our celery is doing good. I gave it a good dose of the fish fertilizer,
but the celery is doing good too. And this is our other set of onions over here
that I got to come and side dress as well and get those going because they’re not going
as fast as the Gabrielle onions. Speaker 1: And again, this is just the fall/winter
garden. We’re going to do some cleanup in here and
freeze some greens and different things like that. But every year I take a couple of plants and
I let them go to seed. Last year we took bok choy. We let it go to seed. So this is what the mustards, these are mustards,
this is what the mustards are doing now. And then we also have some mustards that are
over here that we’re letting go to seed. So as the weeks begin to go by, you’ll start
seeing little seed pods on there and you wait till they dry. And what I do is I cut them off and put them
in a brown paper bag and just shake the seeds in there. So that’s that. Speaker 1: We got some lavender that is coming
on into bloom. So this is what I do to my perennials. Once I see that they’re starting to grow is
I go in, I either put Garden-tone or Plant-tone on them and give them a little good compost
around it, just to get them started off right. So that is what we’re going to be working
on over the next few weeks. Speaker 1: This is a miniature sweet pea plant
that I got seeds for. And let me tell y’all, they, it’s out of control. I know that they trail but these, the package
said these are a miniature version. They’re really cute, really sweet, not tasting,
but they smell sweet because this is the, these are the ones you don’t eat. These are poisonous but they smell so good
y’all. But they are just, they’re out of control. I came out here one Saturday, untangle all
of this stuff, tried to get it to trail up this little trellis and it just does what
it wants to, but this flower smell really, really sweet so I see why they call them sweet
peas. And hopefully like this one right here, and
remember this is the flower, this is not the one that you eat. I’m going to let a few go to seed and we’re
going to save some seeds for this too, but really, really sweet flower and it smells
really good if you haven’t grown them before. See how they’re all over here where the pansies
and the dusty miller is. Speaker 1: Okay, here’s another video I’m
going to link for you all. Remember our pole beans that I put out? Look how they came up. So what I’m going to do because I planted
two per hole, is I always do that for better germination, first of all. But I’m going to go and analyze each one and
we’re going to cut back the weakest one. We’re going to cut back the weakest one and
the weakest one doesn’t always have to be the shorter one. Sometimes it’s the taller one. Just look at the plant and analyze it and
see it’s already growing the little things that we’re going to trail it all up here,
and then just make the cut at soil level. Speaker 1: Okay, so this is another bed that
I’m going to have to come in with my slow-release fertilizer. But I planted these in fall. This is the ranunculus and the ranunculus
are starting to get bloomed. So I’ll come in and then we also have some
anemones back here. We also have some in the front, but these
are anemones coming up. I should be deadheading, but they are just
so pretty and I really wasn’t, y’all know purple is, purple and pink are my favorite
colors. But look at this red, it is va voom vivacious. Speaker 1: So yeah, now I want to say, I don’t
know what this is but I remember going in with my seed pack and just trying to make
one straight line, which I didn’t do a good job. And I said once they start coming up out,
I’ll thin them out. But I got to go back and look at my notes
because I have no clue what this little patch is. It’s some plant but I don’t know what it is. So this is the anemone and ranunculus plant. And we still have our ornamental cabbage that
is growing so slowly. Speaker 1: And some kind of way, some snapdragons
popped up but y’all, let me tell you, I’m not going to sit up here and lie. I always start at the beginning of the garden,
but it’s like I never make my way down here. And so that’s why I want to extend, but I
need to make sure it’s something that I can handle. Now since the days are getting longer and
I can stay out here a little bit longer, that’s fine. But I mean with working and stuff like that,
I’m telling y’all, I start off good but it’s like I never make it down here. Speaker 1: And this area back here was where
we put our hydrangeas and they are, I’m going to have to move this back and put down Holly-tone
by Espoma, which is good for hydrangeas and get those kicked off because I can see some
little buds that are coming on the hydrangeas. I think those are going to be really, really
pretty. Speaker 1: So really quick, I just want to
go over the front. I still am doing a bunch of work up here,
but I just absolutely love these anemones. These are the black and white De Caen anemones
and they close at night and they kind of open up during the day. I still need to do just a little bit more
deadheading but I am very pleased with this. And then we have our flowers just starting
to bloom. Speaker 1: And if you guys remember, if you
remember, I thought that that little cold snap we got would take my geraniums out. But what I did is I went and took off all
of the leaves that had been affected by the cold and I gave it a good dose of fertilizer. Now for these flowers up front, I don’t use
the organic fertilizer. I do use the, it’s by Proven Winners, it’s
a water soluble fertilizer. So I gave each one of the geraniums a boost
of that. And you guys, this cardboard is from when
we had rain for two or three days and it just kept coming down and washed off some of the
mulch. But the geraniums are coming back very, very
nicely. Speaker 1: And you guys know, here is our
$5 container right here. Both of them. What I did was I came out here, probably two
or three days ago and just gave them a good deadhead with the pansies. But the dusty millers are really, really growing
good and I just love that color contrast with this. Now we got some work in progress and see this
is why I come out every day because these blue flowers were not here, but these are
the bluebells, I want to say, that we planted and then our snowdrops. I’ll put a better picture because these are
starting to get old y’all. But they were so pretty when they were in
full bloom. Speaker 1: I still cannot figure out why I
left this space blank. I don’t know if I put something down in here. See that’s why you got to write stuff down. Even if I did, I know I didn’t write that
down. I don’t know why I left that blank, but I
know that these are the bluebell flowers and so they’re starting to come out. But they’re supposed to have a shoot that’s
going up and so that’s why I tell y’all to follow me on Instagram because once they start
coming out, I’ll put more day to day pictures up there and you don’t have to wait till the
next month for the garden tour. Speaker 1: So I have been letting my dill
and chamomile harden off. This is the one where I still got some more
in the house. So I’m going to go ahead and get some of these
planted today. And then we also have our lemon balm that’s
coming back really nice. And so I also, this is part of the plan too
y’all. I have to work on this little garden here
because our tulips are done. I’ll flash some pictures up there y’all. But they were so pretty and yes, I will do
it all over again. Speaker 1: We have a couple of things coming
into bloom now. So what I’m going to do is pick the weeds
and let me tell y’all about weeds. Go ahead and pick them and pull them from
the roots because the ones that have those flowers on there, once that flower drops,
you got a thousand seeds of weeds and so you’re going to be constantly picking. So I just come out here with my hands and
I just pull them up from the roots because I want to get them. But this is the, I want to say, this is the
pin cushion flower right here that’s starting to bloom. They’re looking really, really nice. Speaker 1: And then these are our verbenas
from last year that all of a sudden I came out and they were blooming, but I’m going
to have to cut some of them back and let the new growth go because this is still last year’s
growth on there. And so that’s why I say cut them back so that
they can come back bushier and then you won’t have this on here. So I’m going to have to make a sacrifice and
do that. Now I came out here a little bit earlier in
the morning thinking of saying that’s worn out, but evidently they don’t sleep. Speaker 1: Okay, so let me show you a few
things that we got going on. So I did another sowing of romaine lettuce
and then I put some beets that are coming, not beets but radishes that are coming up
here. And some oregano over here. But let me tell y’all, it’s supposed to be
90 degrees over the next few days. So this is what I do when the sun gets up. I went to Lowe’s and got them to cut me some
of this shade cloth right here. So during the height of the day when the sun
is beaming on you and I’m going to do it now because it is beaming on me. I put the shade cloth over the lettuce because
I was just trying to see if I could get it to grow because lettuce doesn’t do good for
us here in the summer after a certain date, maybe a little bit after April because it
gets too hot and they bolt and they go to seed. So I’ve been putting this shade cloth on here. Speaker 1: And then this is, I’ve put my little
lettuce bowl that I started back in February. I put that over here in the corner where it
doesn’t get that heat. It seems to be doing much better. I was fighting, I had to put down diatomaceous
earth down here because something was eating it. But this is the Asian blend and yeah, it’s
ready to be picked off. I still had lettuce. Y’all, I had so much lettuce. The other day, the lettuce that was in this
one, I pulled all of it, washed it off real good and I just made salads with it and then
I still have some that’s left over in the fridge so we’ll have plenty of lettuce. Speaker 1: And then our pixie grape right
here, we went ahead and gave that some Garden-tone and a little bit of compost on top. So that’s looking good. I’m hoping we’ll have some grapes this year
because last year we did not. And our hibiscus is coming back also. Speaker 1: Now let me tell you real quick
what my plans are today, y’all, and then I’m ending it. I am ending it today. So today I am going to go ahead. These have been hardening off for the longest. So these are our nasturtiums. I’m going to go ahead and plant them all around
the garden. This is the roselle that I got the seeds from
Gilliard Farms when I went to the composting class. And every last one of them germinated and
he gave us two little small pots, but each pot had 15 seeds in there. So all of these germinated. And so now I’m looking at myself like “Where
are you going to put this? Where are you going to put this?” Because these get a little bit big, but they
make good tea with it. Speaker 1: And so also today what I want to
do is where you saw the pole beans at, I’m going to put this corn up. We’re going to put that by the pole beans. And I’m also going to direct sow some bush
beans. And then in our little containers right here
we have zucchini, squash, watermelon and cantaloupe and maybe a couple peppers that I missed out
on. So we got a busy day, a busy day. Oh y’all. Speaker 1: And real quick, our blackberries
are starting to wake up as well. I put Berry-tone on those. So you see the flowers are coming back. These are some of the old flowers, but I’m
just going to play this by ear because last year from the package, they was like, “You
don’t have to prune it unless you know that it’s dead.”, or unless you know it’s dead. But you don’t have to do a lot of pruning
with these. So we got two, one right here and one over
there that are definitely waking back up. Speaker 1: So as always, thank you guys so
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12 thoughts on “March Garden Tour|Welcome to the Farmer’s Market

  1. Thanks so much for watching! Comment below and let me know what you have been working on as the weather begins to warm up!

  2. Awesome garden tour. You have so much growing in the ground already! The cold snap didn't slow your flowers one bit.
    Rob

  3. Love the arbors & sign! EVERYTHING looks amazing, very impressive! Can't believe how well the front garden came back. Thank you for the onion tips. What are you going to let grow up the arbors – have you decided yet? This heat needs to back off, just spent $170 to recharge my air conditioner & not a moment too soon it appears. Always love your garden tours! Keep cool best you can.

  4. Love your garden. I have the same arbor. Great deal at the end of the season. I have a small garden in zone 7. Still a little cold so I only have brassicas out in two of my raised beds. TFS.
    Cheers

  5. I love your arbors … Your garden space looking really good.
    wow … look at the size of the onions

  6. Wow. You really have a lot going on! What a great blessing to have such a nice garden. The arbors are bomb. 💚🌺🌱
    Well, your name Ayana, does mean Beautiful Flower in the African Swahili language. I'm quite amazed. 😍😍

  7. Oh my goodness! Your garden is beautiful! I love the sign and the sitting area with the blue chairs! Thanks for sharing.

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