Last weekend we really got into planting, and what an exciting venture it was! This weekend we took things a little bit easier, though we did manage to plant everything in our very largest of garden beds — sunflowers, corn, melons, zucchini, beans, pumpkin.
In addition to getting the long bed planted, we had to figure out what to do with our many, many, many tomato and peppers seedling that were still in their starter trays. Some of them had been used to replace early transplants that didn’t survive the process, but we had lots left over. So…necessity became the mother of invention (and re-purposing)! We procured several large plastic drums, cut them in half, filled them with soil, and…voila!
These tomatoes and peppers are in the far, back corner of the yard. It’s not ideal since they’ll only get morning sun, but it was the best we could do for the moment. They weathered some significant rain, and so far, so good!
To help us keep track of everything, we created a few planting maps. Our skills using MS Paint aside, here’s what our garden looks like on “paper.”
In addition, here’s what’s in the marigold beds in the front yard:
We’ve got plenty to watch over the summer! With everything now in the ground, it’s onto several weeks of maintenance, weeding, varmint control, etc., as everything starts to take root. We leave you this week with a few more images of things happening in the yard. Happy Spring!