Wednesday, June 20, 2012

in the garden

About the only things ready are the strawberries, lettuce and rhubarb. Patience.

Me turning the compost into the new raised bed. Lots of chicken goodness went into here over the winter. Look at how serious I am, I should have worn a hat to keep the sun off my scrunched up face. Oh, you don't see the sunshine.....that's because there isn't any.

We spread hay over the walkways to keep the weeds down, and also as a mulch around the base of the plants. There are a few potato plants that came up on their own, and strawberries around the border of the cinderblock bed. We are growing blue lake pole beans in the barrel with the white trellis. More romaine lettuce is planted in the other barrel.

Volunteer tomato plants, gotta love this.
A giant bale of hay, yay!

Zucchini trying desperately to grow with no sun around here.

It is coming along, even if it feels torturously unproductive at the moment. If only we could get a little sun and warmth around here.

I am off now to do a little grocery shopping and maybe....a little jaunt to the thrift store.
Have a blessed day, Tami


  1. Oh, these are wonderful photos! I love this glimpse into your gardens ~ thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Your garden looks wonderful! We had banana peppers from our garden in our stir fry tonight. Slowly, but surely, we are gathering. We are very hot here - 90s and dry this week. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love your boots, my husband has the same pair (almost!). You have more from your garden than we do. Oh and we have super hot and humid days so I could send you some if you want :)

  4. GREAT photos! you are a woman after my own heart. gardening? Chicken manure? thrift stores?
    we could be best friends in no time.

  5. Tami, love your raised beds and the varied materials you've used! Here, we're also just getting lettuce and a few strawberries--rhubarb is finished...Deb