I haven’t done a garden update in a while, even though my garden has been quietly growing throughout winter.
Unfortunately, the bed I planted in was underlaid with chicken wire over three years ago, so the gopher was able to make his way into the bed and was starting to eat my vegetables. I had to move everything from the invaded bed, into a bed that was underlaid only last year. It took quite a while for the transplanted veggies to adjust and I was worried they weren’t going to make it. But then we had several days of rain and that helped immensely. There is something about rain from the sky that vegetables just LOVE.
In this first bed, there is broccoli, Swiss Chard, beets, lettuce and carrots. I didn’t think the carrots and lettuce were going to make it until the rains came.
This next photo is my pea bed.
We are going to get a nice crop of peas this year, I told Mr. A we’re going to get about a cup of peas this time! 🙂 Actually I think we’ll get more, my teasing was a reference to the last time I grew peas in the garden and we got about one-half cup once the peas were shelled from the pods.
I am trying to gear myself up emotionally and physically to really get going in the garden for my spring crops which will be cucumbers, squash and green beans. I should also get some sunflowers in the garden, and a couple of months ago I bought some bulbs that probably should go into the ground soon.