Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Garden Progress

One of my goals this year was to rework the vegetable garden. We didn't like the original design we created two years ago. Last year, since we didn't garden at all, the raised beds were an eyesore. 

 So we began the process of tear-down.

We torched the dead weeds and grass,

 expanded the borders with concrete blocks, 

 and hauled in a load of dirt, along with bucket after bucket of composted horse manure. I did lots of spading, roto-tilling, and weeding. I planted seeds and plants during tax time -- mid-April. 

 Today, it looks like this.

 I have two cucumber plants -- and one great cucumber so far.

Several types of peppers.

 Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. And also oregano, chives, cilantro, and basil. 

 Neat pathways.

 Onions, scallions, and shallots.

 Radishes. No one in my family likes radishes all that much, but I have to plant them for the short-term gratification. I have started eating radish sandwiches:  good brown bread, sweet butter, thinly sliced, cold radishes, and fleur-de-sol. . . yum. If you'd like to try one, I have some lovely radishes I could give you.

Tomatoes! BIG tomatoes! 

Plenty of tomatoes!