Thursday, June 5, 2014

Garden Update: GREEN

 Ok - now that the gardens are starting to come in, I finally have a post full of green photos to share instead of just some dirt.  Already most of the seeds are starting to peak through the dirt, and the cold season crops are looking bigger by the day.  Of course there have been a few seeds that haven't germinated as well, but overall everything is coming in.  So get ready for a whole slew of photos!

The photos above are all from the overgrown existing raised beds on the property.  We used the lasagna method this fall to reduce the weeds and raise them up a few more inches.

The photo below is my 'manure' garden.  An old manure/compost pile that I flattened and made into a series of raised beds with narrow paths between them.

Hmmm... is the photo below from an alien invasion or our attempt at making a sunflower house for the kids?

Amidst our scramble to get our vegetable and fruit patches in this year, we are appreciating the established perennial beds that were already here.  Most of them require just a bit of weeding but will soon be full of peonies!

How's your garden growing?

Each Friday I share photos from our garden with an update about what we're doing, what's growing, and what we're eating.  I invite you to come play along, I love seeing what others are trying.  You can join the fun in 2 ways:

  • If you blog, I welcome you to write a post or share a post from that week about what's growing in your garden 
  • If you aren't a blogger, I invite you to join my gardening flickr group and share photos of your garden from this week
  • And last - if you don't want to blog or share photos, just follow along and check out all the links and photos and maybe share a comment with your own gardening experience from the week


  1. Lettuce, tomatoes and peas, oh my! Everything looks fabulous, Gretchen, but the lettuce is making me drool! Enjoy it all!

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