Last week we had a ton of rain here in the Pacific Northwest and it’s in the forecast for this week as well.
After a heavy rain I always find myself raking the barktopia we’ve got going on in the backyard and it makes me tired. Why couldn’t we have just planted grass all over the place like all the other neighbors? It’s pretty much the only time I feel silly for having a bunch of garden beds and vegetable patches scattered throughout our property.
Strawberries growing in pallets. Have you tried this yet? If there is one thing I like growing in pallets, it’s strawberry plants. Not only do the pallet gardens help keep the berries off the ground, it helps deter the slugs as well.
Ahh the greenhouse garden. I love it! If you look closely you can see the cabbage plants growing in the bed to the right of the greenhouse. I plan on transplanting my gutter lettuce out to the garden this week to make room for some other seedlings.
The shasta daisies are growing like bonkers! They’ll reach about 5 feet tall by the end of summer.
And take a look at our raspberry patch. The seven rows of raspberries we planted back in 2009 are coming back in full force this year. I wonder how many pounds we will harvest?
And last but not least, our extra terracotta pots. I can never decide if I want to scrub the green patina off them or leave them as they are.
What do you think? Keep the patina, or clean them?