This past weekend has definitely been my busiest to date for the 2014 gardening season. Whew, I think most of the hard work is done and now it's down to maintenance (ugh, weeding) ... and plenty of watering.
Here's a rundown of what I'm growing this year ... there are a lot of gardens, so this is a two-parter (hmm, make that a three-parter - I've been awfully busy).
Last year was my first in this location. What I refer to as the main "dug" garden was the only vegetable garden on the property in addition to the greenhouse. I refer to it as a "dug" garden as most of my other projects are "raised" above ground.
|Tarbais Beans, San Marzano Tomatoes|
|Mess of a Strawberry Patch (and Raspberries)|
|Garlic, Cucumbers, Okra and Onions|
In the Raised Garden Frames
Most of these were added last year, but I added two more this spring.
|Cukes to the Left Side, Carrots in that Blue Bin and Wildflowers in Frame|
|Left Frame is Borlotti Beans and Swiss Chard; Right is Onions and Carrots|
|Left Frame is Onions and Beets; Right is Peas and Radish|
|Garlic Planted in the Fall|
In the "Flat" Raised Gardens
I created the herb garden last spring and started the "greens" garden just before winter so it would be ready for use this year.
|Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley, Tarragon|
|Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach, Kale, Basil, Cilantro|
In the Hugel Garden
Like the greens garden, I started this last year to be ready for 2014 ... although this one was considerably more work! All the veggies here have been planted by seed. It will take a few years for the "inside"of this garden to be fully broken down. I just hope there is enough material this year for the roots to get a proper hold.
|Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti Squash and Cantaloupe|
|More asparagus beside the Hugel|
I'll continue the summary of my 2014 garden plans tomorrow ...