This past weekend I did a lot of work in the yard and garden. Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year as I love working outside.
A few things accomplished:
Raised bed – lettuce, carrots and a few beans planted from seed
Main Garden – Layer of screened top soil and compost spread evenly. Will be tilling it up shortly and then will start planting cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, and more beginning of April.
Strawberry Bed – The plants on the left side were just planted. I doubled the width of this bed and added new plants. Will be pinching off any flowers and berries that start to get the plants energy into the root growth. Everbearing strawberry plants on the left will hopefully product well this year.
Raised Bed – I have used about half of it – planted several rows of beans. Will be erecting some support twine this week.
New Plum tree planted – a little hard to see but there on the left is a newly planted plum tree. In the back behind the wood on the ground is an established 4 year old plum tree. These need cross pollination. Last year my tree failed to yield fruit – neighbors plum tree’s proved to be too far away I guess.
Blueberry and Blackberry Raised Bed – Just behind my main garden and strawberry bed is another 4′ x 8′ raised bed. This bed contains a couple of blackberry and blueberry plants. This bed was new last year and I did get a couple of blackberry’s. Hope to get more this year.
I also have started around 12 buckets of red potatoes. My wife also started readying her herb garden. Been using water from my rain barrel to get the seeds and new plants going.
Soon she will make a salad bowl using different lettuce types from the garden along with some sliced cucumbers.