Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Planting a garden

The past few days have been rather damp and chilly, but today was a beautiful spring day: sunny with a little breeze, but not too warm. My sister was able to take the day off work, and together we finally planted all the vegetables and seeds in our garden. Yahoo! And just in time, too, since we have another series of rainy days in the forecast.

Our cleared backyard garden, ready for planting.
This was last Saturday (May 9, 2015) before we planted anything; the rhubarb and chives come up on their own. Our dad had helped us till the garden and build the fence the week before. We're hoping it helps keep out the multitude of rabbits that live in the neighborhood.

The planted garden, including herbs and strawberries in pots.
And here is the view after we finished this afternoon. The pots in the front are herbs (basil, dill, sage, thyme, lavender, and a few others), and the two large pots on the side are strawberries.

And here is what we planted in the garden:

Peppers, snap peas (seeds), carrots (seeds), and watermelon planted in the garden.
Peppers, snap peas (seeds), carrots (seeds), and watermelon

Beans (seeds), tomatoes, and eggplant planted in the garden.
Beans (seeds), tomatoes, and eggplant

Kale, lettuce, cucumbers, and broccoli planted in the garden.
Kale, lettuce, cucumbers, and broccoli (The cucumbers will grow up the trellis and provide shade for the kale and lettuce underneath, which don't need full sun.)

Scallions, Brussels sprouts, and zucchini planted in the garden.
Scallions, Brussels sprouts, and zucchini

We accidentally ended up with too many cucumber and zucchini plants. That's what happens when you don't pay attention to how many plants are actually in a pack of zucchini or when you put a pack of cucumbers in your cart at the garden store then decide to get a different variety but forget to put back the first pack. Oh, well. Those are the two plants that took over our garden last year; I guess we'll wait and see what happens this go 'round.

I can't wait until the seeds sprout and we can really see the garden start to grow. Thanks for stopping by!

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