Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Garden Begins to Come to Life

With the advent of sunny and relatively warm weather, the garden has really started to rock.  Once we finished up most of the weeding and getting the paths covered with cardboard and mulch, I got stuff planted.  Onions (from sets), broccoli, cauliflower, peas and corn from seed are all in and either up and going or soon to get going.  The flower planters have been moving from the greenhouse to outside the greenhouse to the potting bench to their place in the garden once filled with either plants from Territorial, BiMart and Thistledown Farms or out of the greenhouse from seeds I started this winter.  Plus, all the natives from the native plant sale are in.  Now there is just more weeding to do and more planters to plant - I swear the greenhouse just doesn't seem to get empty no matter how many plants come out of it!  And, there are the two huge flats of more veggies in the dairy barn garage on the heatmats along with the tomato grafting class I'm headed to next week at Gathering Together Farms in Philomath, which will send me home with one grafted and one seedling grown tomato (did that last year, already know the outcome).  One more bed of lettuce mix to get in today and the big green planter on the deck to get planted, then attack more weeds in the hellebore bed.  With the scent of all the blooming lilacs wafting around me, it's not really work y'know.

Yes, you saw correctly - and tomorrow night we might hit 33!

Garden overview

It might LOOK like a bed of pansies, but if you look closely, you'll see the onions ('Candy' and 'Copra') standing tall amongst them

Closely planted cauliflower and broccoli in the far bed, pansies and more cauliflower ('Cheddar') in the other

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