Week 12 of 52 – Mavis’ Backyard Garden Plot
This past week was a chilly one here in the Pacific Northwest. Luckily the broccoli and cabbage starts I set out earlier in the week survived the cold temperatures and are doing great.
Look at all the color at the potting bench! Wahooo! Target has some cute little watering cans in bright colors in their dollar spot if you have wee ones.
I’m glad I didn’t set out my lettuce starts last week. The endive I planted in the wood pallets is doing fine though. It looks like it’s going to warm up later this week so hopefully I can find some time to get the lettuce planted.
So much possibility.
The daffodils and hyacinth are blooming like crazy.
Peas have been planted at the base of the teepees, and potatoes are in the garden plots to the right.
The beginning of a fairy garden. I’m hoping to get to it later this week.
Artichokes, poppies, rhubarb and gladiolas.
I was able to get quite a few more flats planted, and I’ll do a greenhouse tour soon and show you what’s happening behind the glass walls.
I’m headed to the feed store later today to get some straw so I can build my potato towers.
A view of the future pumpkin patch and the chicken yard. Yesterday Mr. & Mrs. HB stopped by and collected 11 eggs! It’s really nice to have all those eggs coming in but sometimes it can be a wee bit overwhelming to look in the refrigerator and see 4 dozen eggs in there all at once.
I’m loving the view of the raspberry patch right now.
If you look closely you can see bits of green starting to form on the branches. There are a lot more buds on the branches to the right of the raspberry patch than the left, so it will be interesting to see how many we get. I’m hoping for another bumper crop like we had in 2011.
And the herb garden. We dragged the last of our giant pots out of the garage and set them up. Now all I need to do is fill the pots and get them planted.
I think for the most part the garden is coming along as expected. I just wish I had a wee bit more time. But then again, I’m sure we all do.
Peace Out Girl Scouts, enjoy your day!