Monday, April 20, 2009

Garden 2009:The beginning

Here we are, in the garden! I know it doesn't look like much now, but it's full of hope and plans, if not quite yet food plants. Our dear friend Bob rather spontaneously rototilled the garden with Avery on Friday, on Saturday I laid out the pathways with newspaper and Aaron dug compost into the beds. On Sunday I planted potatoes, peas, carrots, spinach, lettuce, mesclun, nasturtiums, and put up the two tall bean trellises, two shorter cucumber trellises, and all 26 posts for the tomatoes to grow up. Hopefully this afternoon I'll plant radishes, green onions, turnips, chard, beets, beans, and put up the string trellis along the fence for the peas to grow up.
There's space in the garden ready for tomatoes, basil, pumpkins, spaghetti squash, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cilantro, and parsley, zucchini and summer squash.
The blueberries are all weeded and fed, and the raspberries are coming in green and strong, so we should have a good crop this summer. I haven't got the strawberry bed dug out yet, but I haven't given up hope completely for this year. Not completely, not yet. It seems like a tired excuse by now, but I forget how much longer everything takes when you have a baby strapped to your chest and a preschooler helping with every task!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Oh! Thanks for the picture. It looks great! We never finished our gardening conversation this morning... you have a lot done!!!

I also am waiting on strawberries and am worried that it will be too late by the time I get them. I ordered 30 online and they aren't here yet!

I am impressed with all you've done, especially with a baby strapped to your chest!