|Puppy is pooped after her vacation at the pet resort.|
|Planning in Progress|
Next, hubby decided to come out and help till the garden. For the past few years, we’ve wanted to get a tiller for the garden; however, we weren’t willing to pay hundreds of dollars for something we would use a couple times a year. Upon looking into renting a tiller, we found it would cost anywhere between $45-65/day. Todd learned that his weed eater has an attachment to till soil and it would cost $99.99 new! I will willing to shell out the money until Todd found a brand new one on Craigslist for $50! Cha-ching!
This year, we have decided to plant some vegetables in the flowerbed in front of our home to utilize the space we’ve got.
|Future Herb Barrels|
These planters used to house perennial flowers, but this year, they will be growing herbs. (I know they are really ugly right now, but I haven’t had a chance to get around and take out last year’s dead stalks.)
|The "Salad Bar"|
Last year, the chickens scratched up our 2-year old asparagus plants, so this year they are going in front of the house. I decided to plant them by seed in the front corner of the house fully aware that it will take 2-3 years to start producing asparagus. I love perennials; however, patience is not my forte.
We have had a lot of rain over this past week. After a couple of days of rain, I noticed our pear trees are getting their leaves! I wonder if these 3-year old pear trees will produce any fruit for us this year or not.
Our transplanted red raspberry plants are doing great. We already have many new chutes coming out of the ground and some green buds forming on the canes. Oh how I love my red raspberry plants. No matter how much I neglect them each and every year, they always return the next spring.
|Red Raspberries Have Leaves Already|
So far this season, that is all I am able to plant based on our last frost date of the year (which will probably be mid-May here in
How is your garden coming along so far this season?