Monday, June 29, 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow?
















I swear I did not choose to do a garden update in favor of ignoring the clean up from our gaming party on Saturday... not.at.all.

Will someone please put it on their calendar to remind me to go in to next years gardening with something resembling a plan?

Just today I pulled up some "green onions" and sowed some carrots there, and in a row between some other onions, and were I had pulled up some spinach, along side where I sowed some new spinach seed (for a hopeful fall crop).  I also thru out some peas along the trellis because why not?

I'm still just hoping that the deer will hold off eating broccoli long enough to let us get a few heads or that the potatoes make up for all of it.

I grabbed a few pots of mixed lettuces to put down just because I craving some instant gardening satisfaction.

Luckily, that black raspberry bush at my parents has been really producing and I think Henry has eaten enough to fill his Vitamin C requirement for the year and our little patch of regular raspberries are just starting to turn.  We'll probably get a small bowl full, which is up from last years small handful.  If the first year stalks are any sign next year should be a good year - in fact I'm thinking of extending that garden bed along the side fence to make more room.

Taking Cari's advice I doused everything with Garden Dust and Liquid fence this week so we'll see how it goes and all put down a little organic soil enhancer around the plants to see if I can encourage them to thrive a bit more.

But hey, if nothing else - we're now proud owners of a plastic flamingo.  So that must mean we've arrived?

Now I'm just planning a few more outdoor escapades before the weather gets unbearable and then I'll - yes, I can't believe I'm saying thing - start thinking about the holiday crafting during July and August when you need something to do indoors.  I'd like to get that all planned a squared away, and ideally started before the end of August.

4 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous! What's the pink flower in the bottom picture?

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    1. "Double Scoop Cranberry" Coneflower. Aren't they beautiful! I can't wait to see them next year when they can really thrive. =)

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  2. I love the perennials! I need to add something like that next time I plant flowers - we've just been doing annuals every year but I'd like more!

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  3. I love love the flamingo. It adds that little something extra. A touch of whimsy is never wrong! Glad the garden is fruitful!

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