Could we be later starting our garden this year? This has been a strange gardening year. It’s been a strange spring–rainy, which is normal, but also hot. Last year was a nice, cool spring followed by a mostly (and unusually) cool summer. Then we had an extreme winter. Does a hot spring and summer then portend a mild winter? We shall see…..
We finally determined to forego tilling at all (after attempts both to buy one and borrow one fell through) and we used a vintage row plow.
I thought people just used those for decoration.
Plants and seeds went in for tomatoes, green beans, peppers, and cucumbers–the little ones for baby pickles. I’m wanting to can some of them.
More vegetables, and cutting flowers and herbs, are yet to go in, but for now I have some volunteer mint (and a lot of it).
Luckily that’s confined in one of the raised box beds so it can’t go far. I do love mint, though. I just don’t want it everywhere!
The horseradish looks pretty happy.
And we haven’t killed our grapes yet.
And if there’s anything more pathetic than this scarecrow…..
….it would have to be a puppy shut out of the garden.
Later, it rained and poured and rained some more, but at least we’ve made some headway. We’re late. But we’ll have vegetables when everyone else’s garden is done. We’ll be the envy of every gardener! It’ll start a whole new trend. There will be magazine articles and books and a TV series called The Late Gardener. Media and gardening devotees will flock to our small dot on the map to see the wonder for themselves!
I just hope the chickens don’t eat it all down before we get famous!