Every night when I get home from work, I walk through the garden. It’s one of my favourite times of the day–outside at the farm, seeing what’s grown during the day, appreciating all of the hard work we’ve done so far.
The garden is finally taking shape as I’ve envisioned it would from the start–as in years.
Sprouts are growing, from hollyhocks to beets to onions and sunflowers.
Some of the plants have gone beyond sprouting and moved onto blossoming.
There are even signs of fruit on the raspberries and grapes–although I’m working myself up to picking the grapes, as the vines are supposed to focus on growing, not fruiting yet.
I’ve planted herbs all around the perimeter, lavender, thyme, sage, rosemary, basil.
The biggest progress since my final Dueling DIY update are the trellises for the squash, raspberries and tomatoes. I’ll go into more detail on each of these as we go through the season, but here are a few snapshots for now.
The tomatoes are planted under a simple 2×2 wood frame. I’ll add strings once the tomatoes grow a bit more.
Matt hammered 12 steel T-posts around the 2 rows of raspberries. I still need to string wire between each post to hold the raspberries upright, but the hard work was definitely the posts. So much hammering.
The biggest addition is our squash trellis. Fingers crossed this works to corral the squash. We have a big garden, but I learned last year that it was no match for squash.
We have a few more tasks to do before we can officially move into maintenance mode: hang the gate and spread the straw for our deep mulch experiment.
But for now, I’m enjoying my evening walks and seeing the growth so far.
What’s growing at your house?