The garden areas have all been tilled 2x and quite a bit has been planted. At least for us its quite a bit. Last year I had 2 smallish areas, this year each plot was nearly doubled & a third added. Using this last year as a gauge of what (veggies) we go through I think we are more in line with what we actually use. Each year we’ve added a bit here and there trying not to over do. Last year there was quite a few echo’s of “I wish we had planted ____” so, this year we did. Or will. There are 2 large garden areas in front of the trellis and another beyond. It sounds silly in a way but, its easier for me to weed 3 areas rather than 1 large plot. At least this way I can say “this area is done”…for a few days at least! This last week we built the support trellis for the blackberries & just in time. They are taking off like gang busters. I did lose one of the new blueberry bushes planted last fall. I figure 3 out of 4 isn’t to bad! I’ll pick up another this week to replace it. I’m already seeing green sprouts showing. When we started seriously gardening (and I realize it is on a much smaller scale and many) I knew it was going to be a lot of work but I never realized how rewarding and satisfying it would continue to be. Smelling the fresh tilled earth, cutting the rows & planting the seeds. Watching and waiting for tender shoots of green to push through the soil. Yes its work, but I’m finding it’s peaceful, calming & joyful.
That is, until I walked to the other side of the garage & found a flowerbed I forgot. Full of weeds and out of control butterfly bush
Guess I know what I’ll be working on tomorrow morning.
What are your plans for the week?