A week ago on Tuesday evening Ken got out the tiller and went to work.
We have been gradually getting more planting done as the week goes on. The black plastic (old tarps that we got free from the lumberyard) areas are for tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, kohlrabi, cabbage and other odds and ends of things. It helps to warm the soil, keep weeds down and keep moisture in.
My friend Denise offered to let me thin out her Lilies of the Valley (I guess I had given her starts years ago - I had forgotten), chives, rhubarb, horseradish and a yellow lady slipper. I am very excited to have those perennials started in my garden!
The other day we were over at my parents and Dad gave me some tomato plants that he had grown in his greenhouse that he built last year (unless it was the year before?). Anyway - his greenhouse is working well and I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of it:
We dream of having a greenhouse attached to our house (we built with that plan in mind) and I would also love to put up a high tunnel in our garden area. It is fun to look at other greenhouses and drool over them a little. In our northern area greenhouse can be great for extending the season or even just to make a hotter environment for things like peppers and watermelons that can struggle here.
Are you gardening this year? When did you plant in your area?