The past 6 weeks have been a hurry up and wait situation. Between baking every weekend and it being too cold, then too hot, I have to admit I am a bit behind!
The last two weeks have been great though. I have committed to spending at least an hour a day in the garden, and I have made a lot of forward progress.
So far I have planted shelling peas and snap peas, the garlic from last fall is huge, purple and orange cauliflower, eggplant, cabbage, big beef tomatoes, Lunchbox peppers, aspabroc, basil, red onion, celery, potatoes, yellow squash, spinach, Swiss chard, and two kinds of lettuce. Whew! That’s more than I thought!
The apricot trees actually have apricots on them, the strawberries have strawberries on them, the rhubarb is huge, the cherries, red raspberries and peaches all are doing pretty well.
The first round of peas are blooming and the second round is growing like a weed.
I got the tiller guy over to get the large garden plot ready for us and have worked to get it fenced in and weed barrier down. This is the first year with the weed barrier and I am excited to see how everything does. I just do not have time to weed a garden that size.
Four of the raised beds needed to be pulled up because of rot, and to be honest, as I take them up, I think I am going to rework them. I might even permanently get rid of them. I feel like there is a lot of wasted space in that area of the garden that could be used more effectively. We’ll see, though.
I am also working on creating a kitchen garden in the side yard behind my pallet picket fence. Lots to work on, but if I keep at doing an hour a day, I should do pretty well!
By the way, that bin of potatoes grew a lot of beautiful greenery but not much to speak of for potatoes, so I won’t do that again. 😉
That’s it for now. It’s going to be a beautiful week weatherwise, so I will have more to share next time. -MM