After what seemed like setback after setback, we finally finished expanding our vegetable garden! Andrew did a great job on the fence, especially considering our downward sloping yard. But perfection is not necessary, as long as the goal is achieved: a fence to keep out the critters (human and rodent and canine) and to prevent the inevitable trampling of small plants if a fence were not there. And though I would love to have started everything from seeds this year, it just wasn’t do-able. If things go well, we will try for it next year.
Here’s what we planted:
Broccoli, broccoli raab, 3 different varieties of tomatoes, 2 varieties of kale, rainbow chard, rhubarb, beets, purple and orange carrots, garlic, beans, butternut and straight-neck squash, red bell peppers, rosemary, oregano, dill, basil, parsley, thyme, red cabbage, and cucumbers, as well as edible flowers throughout. Who knows if our seeds will all come up, but I certainly hope so! What a bounty we will have if they do! Milo and Oliver helped my finish the path leading up to the gate yesterday afternoon and had a lot of fun pouring the sand for the stones. It feels incredible to be finished with the hard part. Now… we wait (and weed and water and sing to)!