If you’ve been following my blog, or my Facebook page, you probably already know that in addition to jewelry, I love working in my garden. This time of year, you won’t find me on the computer as much, because I spend my time after I come home from work outside working in the dirt!!
Yesterday and today, I weeded and mulched two rows. I still have a lot more to do, but I really love the way it’s starting to look. And we’ve already eaten a LOT from it this year. Lots of lettuce and radishes, and yesterday and today, I picked my first peas.
The birds love to investigate when I am done working….they know that there is probably a nice meal that has been disturbed by my digging. .
I have been trying to garden in a sustainable manner , using heirloom vegetables, and seed saving. This is the flowering seed head of an onion from 2011. I have three of these plants, and will get thousands of seeds.
Last year, my top producer was Bennings Green Tint squash. These are a patty pan type, and my plants produced well into the fall. We probably picked two or three of these each day. These plants are just babies, but I have big expectations for them!
My newly mulched beans. There are three types here…wax beans, green beans, and purple beans.
Last image for the day…..my pride and joy. I have been trying for three years to raise marigolds from seed….and every year, my seedlings die. This year, 4 of them actually made it out to the garden. Much to my pleasant surprise, tonight I found that this one is about to have not one, but two flowers open!
I can’t wait to show you what it looks like in bloom!!