Last year I missed our garden time because I was in California taking care of my parents. This year I'm getting the chance to really garden--every day if I want to and not just squeezing time in outside of work. The garden is a nice place to be--and we're trying to make as much of our year a garden as possible. This year rabbits and robins are hanging around. Wait a minute--that's every year!
A lot of the early work was weeding and re-digging beds for the crops. Last year I was not only gone, but it was also a year of drought. The cool and wet spring this year has provided a slow entry into the garden season. It has warmed, though, so almost everything we plan to grow is in the ground.
- turnip greens
- Asian greens
- beet greens
- lettuce (black-seeded Simpson)
- perennial garden herbs
- winter squash (3 varieties)
- green beans (pole and bush)
- zucchini and yellow summer squash
- asparagus (5th year)
- sweet potatoes
- tomatoes (small and large)
- Brussels sprouts
|Baby robin, somewhat confused|
|Greens on the east side of the yard|
|Momma rabbit, not wanting to use the gate at her right|
It is definitely work to plant this much garden, but it is also a joy to walk out to the garden, harvest asparagus, and then steam it and eat it immediately. Now, that's fresh food!
|We also grow flowers|
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