Garden 2014 is underway. Last fall I cleared out a lot of weeds and dead vegetation that had accumulated over a period of some neglect. I also located the hoses and sprinklers that make up the irrigation system — these had been buried in the tangle of plants.
This year’s garden will be quite a bit more organized and I am taking advantage of the entire space. The compost pile is three times larger. All the beds have been dug and shaped and de-weeded. It’s been so warm that I have planted some things early. I check the garden a few times a day in an attempt to try and speed things up …
The ongoing project of pulling or relocating approximately 40,000 volunteer sunflower plants will keep me occupied all summer. This year’s veg lineup includes:
- corn — high as a house finch’s eye right now, barring late spring frost!
- carrots — taking their sweet time coming up, thank you very much
- beans — not planted yet
- garlic — planted last fall
- various and sundry herbs
- sweet peas and snap peas
- kale and cabbage
- tomatoes and chili peppers— in the on-deck circle, started inside in the mini greenhouse, on a heat mat