My wife and I bought our first house in the spring of 2009. The next spring we built and started up our very first garden.
This is the tale of that garden and our amateur attempts to grow things.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Gardens Are Shaping Up Nicely
It's almost the end of May, there has been progress and growth but even now the planting is not done. At the top, two rows of peas grow between the back fence and a small trellis made out of leftover fence. Just this side of that trellis several small cucumber plants - started from seed - form a row. In the middle are two rows of garlic with sage and thyme right behind. Then there is a blank area kind of shaped like 'T', with radishes in the lower right and carrots in the lower left. Unfortunately the carrot seeds seem to have washed down to the lower end, but they are growing well anyway. We still have tomato and pepper plants to put in. Very soon I would say, after threats of frost yet.
The strawberry bed is lush with very big plants, some still flowering and others even starting to grow berries! These are June-bearing plants so we look to have a bumper crop but we won't be picking them all summer long. As long as we can keep the critters away no berry shall go to waste!