Ok, firing up ye old blogging again. (to be said as in a-gain, just for kicks).
I really debated having a garden this year at all – I wasn’t sure I wanted to be bothered with the “sowin’ and the reapin'” of it all – we have plans to be out of town a few times, and we have several indoor and outdoor projects that we are hoping to tackle, so I wasn’t sure I had the time.
Then, it happened.
I had to get three lavender plants into the ground that were gifts for Mother’s Day. Oh, I couldn’t have been more thrilled to get those! And, as soon as my hands touched the dirt, it was all over – a garden! We must have it! So it bursts forth with fruit and blessings!
And, well – Phil suggested we go about half the size as normal, so yes, we forged ahead.
Only, funny enough… I ended up planted the same, if not more than normal, in half the space.
Last weekend, my youngest and I finished the planting – I’ve felt a little panicky because I am a couple of weeks behind schedule, but really it worked out I think because we were still having frost, so maybe I’m a trend setter. Or not.
Anyway, here’s what we got:
- 54 (yes, you read that right) tomato plants
- 7 rows of corn
- 2 rows of potatoes (two varieties)
- 2 rows cabbage
- 10 hills, bush variety pickle cucumbers
- 2 rows broccoli
- 1 row spinach
- 1 row salad mix
- 3 rows bush beans
- 2 trellis’ pole beans
- 7 watermelon
- 7 muskmelon
- 10 pumpkin
- 3 serrano pepper plants (front yard garden)
- 3 chili pepper plants (front yard garden)
- Sunflowers (side house garden)
- Various herbs around