Hubby built me a raised garden bed! It measures 4 ft by 20 ft, so its a fair size bigger than my last vegetable garden. We spent the weekend filling it with compost and soil. It took 3 truckloads and a lot of sweat to get all that dirt in the garden, but it was worth it! The soil is so dark and pretty!
Yesterday there was a break in the clouds so I got out there and planted. I planted lettuce, corn, spinach, snap pea and shelling peas, onions, green onions, 2 types of carrots, radishes, cucumbers, and pumpkins! I'm excited to see how everything turns out. I'm pretty sure I got the quantities wrong for a lot of the vegetables, but oh well. It was an exciting morning for me.
|Can you read it? Sugar peas :)|
I made some odd decisions. I really wanted corn this year and I forgot I chose an open pollinated variety. My original plan was to plant a row of corn in the back, so it wouldn't shade out the others, but that can't be done with an OP variety. So I made a rash decision and planted 4 rows of corn through the lettuce and peas. The peas can grow up the corn (hopefully) and the lettuce will get shade from the corn. I really hope this works out....
Hopefully there won't be too many weeds to deal with considering this is fresh soil. I hate weeds. My flower garden has been infected with morning glories.... again. I hate those plants. Every time I see one, it sends me into a rage.
|Look at those nasty Morning Glories next to my flowers!|
And just for funsies, here is my lovely plow/cultivator we got at the flea market a few weeks ago: