Monday, May 17, 2010

Planting the Garden

We had a wonderful weekend gardening. This is the stuff that I've been daydreaming about for 6 years now. Over half the garden was planted out. This includes: the perennial flower bed, fruit trees, raspberries, honeyberries, currants, perennial shade bed, lettuce, swiss chard, potatoes, onion and herb seedlings. We bought and planted strawberries and some fun herbs (like pineapple sage). I also seeded beets, spinach and some cut and come again lettuce mixes.

Eventually, this bed will contain a stone walkway down the middle. At 8 x 26 feet it's a bit too big to reach across for planting and harvesting. On the north end of this bed (furthest away in the picture) we are going to plant some asparagus, rhubarb and sunflowers. On the South end, (closest in the picture) we planted our strawberries. In between the two ends are a variety of herbs.

The view from above. I took this picture in the middle of a thunderstorm from our roof. Doesn't sound so safe, but I really wanted some proof of all of our hard work!

The view from the furthest bed. You can barely see some lettuce seedlings and the potatoes and onions.

Overall an excellent weekend. My shoulders are sunburned and my hands are tired. It seems like everything is the way life is supposed to be.


  1. Everything is looking great and I love the new fence. We are starting to get a bit of rain this morning but no thunderstorms yet. I'm glad that you were able to plant out this weekend, the rain should really help the transplants to adjust and grow...perfect timing on your part.:)

  2. Oh, I'm so jealous! That is quite an undertaking and it all looks terrific. What fun for you to achieve this dream. :)

  3. Mr. H., We had more rain and thunderstorms today, so the timing really couldn't have been better!

    Kate, Thank-you! It is quite an undertaking. We've still got that first-time home-owner momentum for getting projects done and are running with it.

  4. It looks impressive! You have both done a terrific job, I can't wait to see it in full leaf.