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.