Garden, 2013

I know. I haven’t talked much about the garden here at all since last year. This is because we haven’t done much with the garden. Why? There is no reason. None. Sure. We’ve been planning the attic renovation and, for the past four weeks, we’ve been busy carrying out that attic renovation. But last year, I couldn’t get enough of the garden. We started our plants in February. By the time they were ready to go into the ground, the tomato plants were falling over and nearly 2 feet tall. This year? We didn’t get going until the end of March, a whole month and a half later and the seedlings we ended up with? Well… I can’t say yet that they made it.

I blame it all on the fact that winter stuck around late this year.

Over the Victoria Day long weekend, we finally turned our full attention to that patch of land. We needed a break from the house after last week’s intense day in the dust and because of the neglect in the back yard, we had a lot of work to do.

All those weeds. Not to mention the planting. First things first, we took a trip to Home Depot nice and early Saturday morning to pick up all our plants. Admittedly, we went with very little plan. We knew we wanted tomatoes and peppers, but other than that, we went intent on seeing what was there and building a garden plan based on that.

We were home by 10, ready to get to work. So many weeds to pull! So much ground to work!

But, we finished. And now, our garden looks like this:

It seems less lush and green, I know, but now it’s weed free and planted with a plethora of vegetables. Specifically:

  • Tomatoes
  • Green peppers
  • White onions
  • Spanish onions
  • Chives
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Parsnips
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Pole beans
  • Butternut squash
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon.
Well. Maybe. We’ll see! That’s part of the joy of gardening, finding out how much is too much, learning about each new plant that finds its way into the garden, and allowing for the possibility of failure and death. 
Did you spend some time in your garden this weekend? Spend time outside in the beautiful sunshine?
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