Well once again I will pull the ”busy” card as an explanation to my delays in posting, but at least I have something to talk about now!
I finally have 2 consecutive days off work and have thrown on my work cloths and crawled into the garden. I finally got my onions in the ground over the weekend and they shot up in a matter of days which makes me pretty proud. I only planted 2 rows and unfortunately one of them is crooked, but I will have to put my OCD aside for a season and just deal with it.
I intend on sowing a few rows of carrots among the onions as it is my understanding that they are great companions.
Lately, my husband has been showing more interest in the garden, helping me weed, turn soil and even do some planting.
I think my excitement is contagious..or he just likes to see me covered in dirt, grinning ear to ear as I talk about my plans for the garden.
We made a team effort to clear out a little patch for the potatoes next to the zucchini plants. I must admit I have done zero research as to how good of a companionship those 2 types of plants will be, but hopefully it wont be a bad combination. I have 3 German butterball potato plants that I bought as grown plants at the store. My mother nearly disowned me for it(jokingly), but it was the only way for me to get my hands on a decent yellow potato for Belgian fries( for the Belgian husband 😛 ). We also planted organic white potatoes for the remainder of the potato bunch.
My garlic chives and dill are sprouting up enough to be identified among the weeds finally. I will be needing to plant some more dill however because I only see 3 sprouts! My lone Scarlet runner bean is happily climbing a bamboo trellis I got from a dollar store and my broccoli&cauliflower are doing great..despite the fact that I mixed them together and do not know which are which haha! 🙂 I guess I will find out come harvest season at the very least!
Here is a picture of my garden taken this evening and a picture from a few weeks ago… I like to think I see some progress there 🙂
- Garden in June
- Garden in early May
And of course, none of this gardening adventure would be near as fun if I did not have my faithful little companions to watch me work and occasionally walk through my onion patch!