My parents are visiting so we went out to lunch. When we got home I took my camera out to the garden and as I was snapping photos I noticed this thing which you see pictured below hanging out by the herb garden. When she saw me she took off for her home.
She must have missed the memo about staying where she belongs at risk of being given away. Bad girl!
Most of the plants I planted last fall are now going to seed. Here's spinach. It's about ready to be pulled up and given to the chickens.
This bed is finished. I will clear it out for summer squash when I am ready to replant it. I want to see how the swiss chard flowers first.
And here is my potato experiment. It took awhile for the plants to start growing but now they are growing quickly.
And now for our fruit. The grapes flowered and then got taken out with frost. Surprisingly(to this grape newbie) they are flowering again so there is still hope for fresh grapes.
Our tiny apple tree is doing well. We get 20-40 apples from it each fall. It is barely six feet tall.
I have never seen so many apricots on this tree! Last year we harvested about 4 so it is exciting to see so many green fruits growing up there.
The tomatoes the frost damaged are putting on new leaves. I'm not sure how productive they will be and will watch them for another week or two before I decide to take them out and start over or keep them.
My mesclun mix is starting to grow. We've had cooler weather for the last two weeks and the cold loving crops are enjoying it.
The green beans came up this week. I stretched two wires between 2x4's and then tied twine to them to give the beans supports. This will make a living wall which will separate the flower garden from the veggie garden.
And now for some flowers! You know that's my favorite part about gardening. Below is my sage plant. It has been forming these flowers for a few weeks and they are finally starting to open.
The thyme plants are taking turns putting on a show. The bees are starting to buzz around in the gardens.
I can't wait to pick some fresh peas to add to our salads. I love them fresh from the garden.
My catnip plant is huge. I need to cut it back and dry the trimmings for tea.
Here's a little tip if you will be planting or transplanting while it's hot. I mulched around the new plants with hay to retain moisture in the soil while the plants are growing new roots. You could use leaves, compost, or whatever. It really helped them recover from the initial shock they went into and I didn't have to water them as much. I'm going to do some more experimenting with hay as mulch in my vegetable and flower gardens this year.
I hope you enjoyed walking through my garden with me. Please leave me a comment if you have a new garden post up so I can visit.
How does your garden grow?