Thursday, June 6, 2013
Around the Garden
The garden has come alive this week. All those little seeds planted in the last few weeks, the ones filled with so much magic and hope, are sprouting and bringing a whole lot of green into my life. Beets, Swiss chard, kale, snow peas and green beans are all poking through the ground, the strawberries are ripening and the tomato flowers are beginning to appear. It has been an exciting week, and really I haven't done that much in the garden.
We have had quite a bit of rain and when the sun is shining, it has been a little cooler than normal. We did put in two more little raised beds. One for peppermint and the other for nettles. I did not want these two herbs in the herb garden, they have a tendency to take over. I also did not want to be constantly coming in contact with the nettles in the herb garden. It took me a while to figure out exactly what I was going to do with them. Two seperate beds, with room to grow, was the perfect solution. I think they look great!
We have rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast for the next few days, but by early next week sunshine and normal temperatures. With the return of the sun I will be planting the last few rows of green beans and salad greens and mulching the rest of the gardens.
How are things around your garden?