Our garden’s current state, in pictures

After one more cold and rainy spell, we were back in the garden with a vengeance this weekend. It’s a happy thing when you’re out of the garden for a few days, and you return to find that things are doing better than expected! Today we were treated to a breezy day of full sun, which was perfect for an afternoon of garden work. It was also the perfect time to catch up on picture taking; because as much as we’re keeping track of our garden through our spreadsheet, we’re also doing our best to keep up with the visual documentation. Therefore, without further ado…

Our little plot of corn in the front yard. Yes, it's a little odd in the front yard, but it gets lots of sun!
Our little plot of corn in the front yard. Yes, it’s a little odd in the front yard, but it gets lots of sun!
Another front yard plot, this one with flowers - a coupld differnt varieties of marigolds in the front and snapdragons in the back.
Another front yard plot, this one with flowers – a couple different varieties of marigolds in the front and snapdragons in the back curve.
We're keeping our strawberries warm in the greenhouse.
We’re keeping our strawberries warm in the greenhouse.
And our herbs are enjoying the warmth as well. That's a couple types of basil in the back and sage in the front.
And our herbs are enjoying the warmth as well. That’s a couple types of basil in the back and sage in the front.
Did I mention the trellis for the peas? That was an hour project-turned-weekend project because we hit large roots when we went to sink the posts. But it tuned out great. And now we're rraining the peas back so they don't choke the carrots.
Did I mention the trellis for the peas? That was an hour project-turned-weekend project because we hit large roots when we went to sink the posts. But, in the end, it turned out great. And now we’re training the peas back so they don’t choke the carrots.
Next to the peas and carrooots is a bed of onions, which bearly mak a show here. But they are there!
Next to the peas and carrots is our bed of onions, which barely make a showing here. But they are there!
Behind the pea, carrot, andd onion beds are the cucumbers and spinacch...
Behind the pea, carrot, and onion beds are the cucumbers and spinach…
...next to which is the leaf lettuce bed. Salad, anyone?
…next to which is the leaf lettuce bed. Salad, anyone?
We just planted
A strange graveyard? Medieval gardening?? No, watermelons mounds! The “cages” are to keep out the squirrels…or, at least, they’ll help us track which ones get attacked.
In the long bed we have a row of head lettuce and a row of wax beans.
In the long bed we have a row of head lettuce and a row of wax beans. With surely elegant boards marking out the rows.
We've also got a few sumflowers going. Unfortunately, we lost a few to critters hence, the cages around the survivors.
We’ve also got a few sunflowers going. Unfortunately, we lost a few to critters, hence, the cages around the survivors.
Here we have zucchini (which took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to germinate) and little honeydew melons plants.
Here we have zucchini in the center (which took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to germinate) and little honeydew melons plants around the edges. Notice more elegance from our recycled boards.
A full view of the long bed. Soon it'll be replete (we hope!) with corn, tomatoes, and peppers in addition to everything else that's growing.
A full view of the long bed. Soon it’ll be replete (we hope!) with corn, tomatoes, and peppers in addition to everything else that’s growing.

With plants both producing and not even yet formed, we remain in something of gardening limbo — watching to make sure that plants survive, while waiting to (hopefully) harvest the survivors. It’s certainly great to see that things are growing! Up next weekend: maybe another attempt at transplanting, plus deciding exactly where to put our tomatoes and peppers. Real edge-of-your-seat stuff we’re talking here. Almost as exciting as watching plants grow, undoubtedly.

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