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:
- Green peppers
- White onions
- Spanish onions
- Sugar snap peas
- Pole beans
- Butternut squash
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?