The one thing I had to keep up with has been the garden. (It doesn't care if you are sick or not, it must be planted and weeded and watered...)
Which meant a couple of days weeding with a hacking cough as well as numerous days leaning up against a pole while watering it all.
(Hubby has been busy finishing the last of the raised beds and pulling huge weeds which sprung up between the beds since we didn't get the weed fabric on it earlier... as well as doing all the lawn work.)
I just love the way it looks now and I want to encourage anyone who is interested to build a raised bed. Ours was done over two spring seasons... built and planted a little at a time... budgeted a little at a time.
The two boxes in the front were build last spring, the box in the back at left was built earlier this spring (it will remain an herb garden), and the back right box was just finished a couple weeks ago.
We'd like to expand it next year. I find it easy to take care of, even given fatigue issues. Of course, hubby does the hard job of actually building the whole thing... then he hands it over to me. :)
It is built very simply, how do you like the way we keep our gate closed?
This is the newest built and planted. It will be one of two beds used for rotating tomatoes since these two get the most direct sun. It contains three herbs transplanted from the deck container.
It also has recently planted green beans, a few pepper plants, and a watermelon plant (curious to see how it grows there). Next year I'll plant tomatoes in this space.
This bed contains green beans and tomatoes this year. It is also where I transplanted the cute globe basil plant when it wasn't growing well in a porch container (which was not draining correctly).
This year, this bed has green beans, broccoli, kale, and lettuce. You can't see the lettuce from here, it is looking like it needs to be picked... does not like those hot temperatures.
I pinched back the basil after taking pictures. Will "harvest" some apple mint and lemon balm for teas soon.
I hope you enjoy the tour of the garden. More storms are moving in so I wanted to get some picture taken this morning.