My garden was planted this year in very good time. Here I am watering my baby plants. As you can see, I grow my vegetables in beds with pathways between the beds. It is not a big patch but it does feed me all summer. I donít need to go to the farmers market often in the summer.
This bed near the deck is filled with salad greens, so when I am ready to make a salad I just go out and pick some greens to take back to the kitchen. My father always told me that the sooner you eat something you harvest from the garden, the more nutrients you get. From all the research we now have, we know this to be true.
There you can see baby arugula, radishes, two types of lettuce, spinach, dill and perennial chives in the background.
I love zucchini as I am sure you have heard me say here. My little babies are growing which makes me so happy.
I really went for it with peas this year. The birds in my neighborhood love the tasty baby peas, which is why there is a net over them. Sorry birds, you will have to have lunch somewhere else.
Ok, not so much to see but that is my carrot patch; I did not grow it in rows.† There are a variety of flowers, herb and cilantro that come back every year so no weeding until I am sure.
I had this raised bed made for a strawberry patch last year. Until the strawberry plants fill it up, chocolate mint and parsley get to be there. Behind, you can see my raspberry patch that fills up my freezer with raspberries every year. This year it will not because we had a bad winter for the raspberries.
This is just the beginning. I will post the full grown garden for you to see in August.