It's our second year in the garden here.
Our chives, oregano, & sage overwintered. I was happy to see it under the leaf mulch I had put down. It was green and thriving as soon as the feet of snow melted away. The mint, lemon balm, and nettle have all come back. We've already enjoyed a few things made with them. The calendula patch re-seeded itself and is filling in nicely..... with flowers and weeds!
I planted arugula, kale, and peas first. They are all up. Over the last week I planted some herbs :: basil, cilantro, dill, & savory. I also planted a few melon & zucchini..... which I hope to trellis..... along with some marigolds & several rows of green beans. I also picked up some really beautiful tomato plants at the farm, 9 paste and 6 cherry. I know which are paste and which are cherry and planted them in two different beds..... but I won't know what variety they are until they produce fruit..... which will be really fun.
I added another 6 inches of depth to two beds, so I have two shallow and two deep raised beds now. Joe helped me haul about a dozen wheelbarrow loads of wood chips to spread over the mud. Ohhhh the mud..... My gnomes have moved to their summer homes out in the garden too!
I trellised the blackberries and moved the raspberries. They are both happy and budding out with blossoms!! Blackberries fruit on second year growth so it really is exciting to see those buds forming. And the raspberries have SO MANY blossoms in their new sunny spot against the house. I still need to move the grapes, plant potatoes, and get a big flower bed ready where the winter squash was last year. I might plant a few winter squash too. I tend to have bigger garden ideas than I have beds to put it all in.
It's really good to be out there cleaning things up and starting new things. I'm looking forward to sharing a summer of garden posts with you.
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