The seeds and plants are finally in, along with the lovely new leaf compost. The chicken wire is repaired and will hopefully keep out the chickens (though the tiny ones are know to just fly in.)
So, here’s the way it was 2 weeks ago:
That was after an early spring turning over of the soil and pulling out some weeds. The peas are growing in the upper right bed.
I dug out all the weeds and replaced and replenished with the leaf compost:
In the bed in the upper left you’ll notice a lot of green-that’s grass clippings. We are going to employ Paul’s dad’s method of grass clippings laid in the bed to prevent weeds. There are four butternut squash seedlings planted in there.
Then, this morning, I planted seeds as well as the gorgeous tomato plants Liz & Eleanor grew from seed. Beautiful varieties and I can’t wait to cook a Goldie this summer.
I’m feeling really good about following some of our ideas from last year. I’m really hoping the new soil makes a difference. At the very least it certainly won’t hurt and sometimes with gardening you get to a point where you just do what you can and hope for the best.
The bed of flowers that I planted last week has sprouted:
And the pond garden is crazy and lush. You might recall that last year I endeavored to almost remove the hosta right in the front because it was so big. I managed to dig out over half of it. Take a look at it now-it’s not one bit smaller!!
The iris blooming around the pond are gorgeous: