Here we go!
Well, maybe I won’t catch up, but make an effort to do better keeping up this season. Of course there will be references and photos from last year but I won’t try to recall the whole season.
Overall it did ok – some successes, some failures. But as I might have said in here before (but say all the time IRL), each year is a little better than the previous year. So we’re getting there
- We (my son Jason and I) finally got asparagus planted. Fingers crossed it survived the winter. No sign of it yet. I’ve been checking since the snow melted but I guess it’s too early. I hope it’s too early. Haha
- I got another installment of rhubarb moved from it’s old location to where the garden is now. There’s still more out there but I haven’t prepared a spot for it and it’s already starting to sprout. By the way, the moved ones are coming up too.
- Built the compost bin. Now I know why some people make them with three compartments. Maybe that will be a future project.
- Some success with onions from sets and a little lettuce. Peppers of all kinds were relatively slim pickin’s.
- Using black plastic mulch made a huge difference for the tomatoes’ recurring disease problem but still not 100% happy.
- Squashes, cukes, pole beans, carrots, beets, parsnips, and later on, peas – all booo hisss.
- Yay, finally got and planted some Egyptian Walking Onions. Yay again, they survived the winter and are coming up vigorously as I type.
- PLENTY of mostly Red Currant (cherry) tomatoes for my salad. Volunteers everywhere – near the compost, in the garden, growing like weeds.
The snow melted so fast. One week I was walking on top of two feet of frozen icey snow and the next week bare ground. Maybe a slight exaggeration but not much. And hardly any water went in the cellar. Well, as I said, I’ll try to keep it more up to date this garden season.So many other projects going on and my health isn’t the best, so it’s hard to keep up with everything.