It was gorgeous, warm and sunny, yesterday and I got out in the garden and spend almost all day out there. I put the first veg seeds in the ground, and in the process amended my plan for the veggie garden to better make use of the space (I think I do this every time – I never quite plan for the space quite right).
So far, in the back row there are trellises with Sugar Snap Sweet Peas, Golden Sweet Snow Peas, Fin de Bagnol Beans, and Blue Lake Bush Beans. In the row in front of that, there are (tomato) cages marking Early Russian Cucumbers, Buttercup Squash, Baby Pam Squash, Sugar Baby Watermelon, Charentais European Melon, Anaheim Hot Pepper, Purple Beauty Sweet Pepper, Fox Cherry Red Tomato, and Black Krim Tomato. I’ll be putting more things in, too, once we’re a little further into the warm weather.
I also removed the rusty old metal fence from in front of this garden bed and replaced it with metal fence posts and plastic netting (AKA plastic chicken wire), so it matches what we have protecting the fence-side bed.
I had meant to do that last year but never got around to it. I’d still like to install a mowing edge around the back of the lawn, but haven’t gotten around to that yet. Removing sod is one of my least favorite yard tasks.
While I was working out there, I noticed that the asparagus I planted last year is actually coming up again! I was getting worried that I hadn’t seen any sprouts yet, but it was there, just hiding as it is so very tiny.
Finally, I’m wondering if I can split this hyssop which has gotten pretty sizable over the past few years. I wouldn’t mind having a few patches of it around the garden beds, as it does such a lovely job of attracting the bees. If anyone knows how to go about splitting it, I’m all ears.
More photos on Flickr.