Monday, June 27, 2011
We have our traditional garden with fence around it in which large areas have become shaded by the trees that have grown around it. We are meeting the challenge by planting shade type plants in the shady areas and finding the areas of sun for others. The lack of sun was the reason for the two new areas, the melon mound and the raised beds.
Here is a picture of the summer squash beds which have become quite prolific in the last few days. These were old raised beds.
This are the raised beds with asparagus and sage along with two newly planted cucumber vines. I picked two large cucumbers today.
We just finished planting a whole row of peppers and eggplants. We use old carpet between the rows to keep the weeds down and to make walkways.
The strawberries have some weeds in them. A new project to complete soon.
The peas, carrots, radishes, and greens I planted earlier are looking good.
The beans I just planted a few days ago are starting to sprout. We have about five other bean vines that just came up by itself from seeds dropped from last year's beans.
We have an old hot tub that we turned into a planter. We haven't planted anything in it yet but there is Anise from last year and some flower plants in it that came up by itself. I found out other plants don't like to grow by Anise. That explains why one end of the planter box didn't do well last year.
Overall I'm beginning to think that I am developing a green thumb in my old age! I know it sure has been fun.