I hope they also help bring up the seeds I just planted this morning!
I'm trying again this year, to plant some things in the pallets along the edge of the garden. I've planted a few things that are hard to hoe around...and things that I don't like the dirt splashing up on, in between the slats of the pallets.
In the front is lettuce, and those small plants you can hardly see in the farther pallet are kale. In the rows in between, I planted radishes and beets...
The chickens have now officially been banned from the garden, because I'm sure they would make short work of my plants!
They're NOT happy!
I've not yet found the ideal place to plant my herbs. They need to be some place close to the house, so I can easily get to them, so I'm trying again in the pig trough on the porch. Last year I tried a raised bed, but the cats wouldn't leave them alone. Cats and herbs are not an appealing combination!
It's still too cool for most herbs, but the parsley and rosemary should be fine...
I think the rest of the herbs will go in pots in the pump trough, when it warms up some more. The cats ought to leave them alone in these two spots!
We also had the big maple tree in front of the porch trimmed back really hard this spring, so there should be plenty of sun on the porch this year, both for the herbs and for keeping my hanging baskets of petunias blooming!
Aren't they pretty? I can't take credit for growing them...they came from Jim's cousin's greenhouse...
I was hoping to plant my potatoes this afternoon too...after all, it's already mid April. :) My Amish neighbors probably have potato plants who knows how high (but who's comparing?!) The rain came a little earlier than I was expecting, so here they sit...cut and ready to plant in a day or so...
They're Norland Reds. I can hardly wait to bite into a new potato with it's thin skin...covered in browned butter, of course!
Here's hoping the cold winter killed the potato beetles! Wishful thinking perhaps?
What's growing in your garden doing right now?