|My peonies in the front yard bloomed this week.|
Outdoor work has taken most of my time this week but the garden is almost planted. There is room for a couple more veggies. I hope to purchase seeds and get them in the ground soon.
Since we have to put up new chicken wire this year, we still want to expand the footprint of the garden by staking more poles and then running the wire around them. The raised beds can be built in the fall to be ready for next Spring... more of our "little bit at a time" gardening efforts. :)
Two more long raised beds will make it possible to grow veggies that take up a lot of space like squash and perhaps pumpkins. We have also decided to build a raised bed in the area where we tried to grow things before but they kept dying (Hubby thinks there was a walnut tree there at one time). We will use it to grow rhubarb so it doesn't need a fence to protect it.
This is the latest I've planted seeds since we have had our garden. It looks much more like early Spring than nearing Memorial Day. Although last year it looked gorgeous on Memorial Day and almost everything perished in drought. So I know one cannot judge their garden by how it looks in late May... sigh.
GrowingSome of the herbs and veggies waiting for planting.
This has become her favorite place since I moved the vintage sewing machine back just a little so she can jump up without falling.
Very small and just a tad inconvenient (there is no window) but for a cost of $50.00 a few years ago it has provided an excellent listening experience.
Isn't it amusing how we look at rain once we've planted a garden? Two weeks ago I'd awaken to rain and think we had too much of a good thing. Since planting I've smiled at the sound of rain against the window for it means I do not have to water the garden today!