Busy Busy this past 2 weeks. Much progress has been made.
The geraniums from inside have been brought out to "toughen up" and lend a colorful air to the deck. Right now, it's the ONLY thing of beauty that's going on here.
We have once again made the neighbors wonder if it is EVER going to straighten up at the
place. Our yard has been ripped up in various LARGE pieces every year for the past 3 years.
Well, this summer is no different. Why stop making a mess now?
THREE YEARS I hauled water the 300 yards to my vegetables. THREE LONG YEARS. And
now that is done. I am one very happy lady.
And of course, since installing that water, we have had plentiful rain. We have received a month's worth of rain ( 2.7" ) since my last post less than 2 weeks ago.
I've harvested lots of spinach. The radishes are abundant. Lettuce, though a bit small yet, are sweet and delicious.
Planted in the past 12 days--all potatoes, onions, celery (my first attempt ever at this one!) , broccoli, cauliflower, carrots,brussels sprouts (again, a first for me) , and just yesterday 2 rows of green beans.
I've done remarkably well this year with succession sowing. Every time a row of peas, etc. pops up, I sow more. I should have a steady supply of produce this summer. The first two years , I had a one bumper crop (can you say OVER-WHELMING!!) of each crop. Not this year. It takes me a bit to get smart.
I train my peas with an old window screen pushed against them-it will be removed as soon as they can reach that first rung.
The new guardian of the garden. Hubby got him for me at a flea market. I love that it was carved to sit on a corner.
layer of grass clippings. The perennials have responded with a healthy burst of growth.
I haven't potted up herbs for the ladder yet, or planted any annuals. We are still going to get heavy frosts this coming week. No planting of "delicates" until June 4.
I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone's gardens online. We are all in such various stages of growth. For those of us in the far north, it's wonderful to be able to see flowers in bloom and vegetables being harvested. I just have to be content with pictures for now.