There’s so much to keep up with this time of year, that this journal is not updated as often as necessary. The following are a few of the projects that have kept Cindy and I busy.
The vegetable garden is just about all planted. One bed remains for succession plantings of lettuce and other greens. This planting of lettuce (on left) and spinach is growing rapidly with the warm temperatures.
The irrigation is a product made from recycled tires…it drips along its entire length and has successfully watered our vegetables for several years. The best watering system for this purpose I’ve ever used.
The greenhouse takes on its summer look. The tomatoes will be tied to the hanging ropes with plant tie ribbon, and the cukes will grow up other ropes (one is visible).
The simplest of chores sometimes gets a lot more complicated when you dig up one of these huge boulders. I found this one when planting some new perennials – scabiosa and salvia. We decided to just turn it up to create a new “hardscape element” – otherwise we would have had a big job removing it and filling the hole. What is underground is two or three times what is seen above. The smaller rocks to the left were also left to keep the big one company.