I must say the Gardens look a whole lot better this year than they did at this point last year. That is mainly because we didn’t get started until late May or early June last year and we were playing catch-up all year. This year we started early and we have managed to keep it looking pretty good. So far!
I spent the better part of three hours weeding the little bed next to the concrete slab. We had put a lot of annuals in it, but it also had dianthus (a biennial) and some roses that got transplanted from the Peony Pit. There were also some columbine that apparently seeded. Edwon and I then mulched around the flowers to keep the weeds down and keep it looking good.
This area had some raspberries and asparagus that I planted on the hottest day of the year last year. Needless to say, the plants didn’t make it. The weed patch has won this round, but take heed, weeds! I will win the war!
The Weed Patch
The raised beds are doing very well again this year.
Potatoes look terrific
One bed of the tomatoes...
The other bed of tomatoes
There was even room at one end of a tomato bed for some eggplants.
While the kids were planting, I was weeding, so I don't know if these are beets or radishes. I am almost positive they are beets, but don't quote me on that.
The peppers look great. They are benefiting from some old tomato cages.
The beans look fantastic! I can't wait to see if they are ready to eat this week. For the kids, of course!
The squash/zucchini/pumpkin field is doing very well. The plants are really starting to take off.
Here’s to keeping it looking this good in another month after we get really, really tired of weeding!
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