Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Well the first of the lettuce is finally ready to pluck from the garden!
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We also pulled the last of the Easter Radishes - put them together with a bit of steak and salsa and yummy!
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For the most part the veggies are looking good. I'm sort of waiting till the first to post pictures. I did put the last of the summer starts in the ground today - finally! Also since some of my cilantro didn't quite pop up I found I had extra space in the bed so I added in a little sunflower for fun (scandalous I know!) and a few marigolds for their obvious benefits. I also found myself with three extra pepper plants (even after I filled the empty spaces left by the uncooperative herbs with other extra basil and peppers - not that I'm complaining about that mind you!) Also with all the radishes gone I had room for more basil. So the extra peppers are now planted in the front garden between the topped New Zealand flax that took such a hard hit this past winter. I figured it was better to grow peppers then weeds. Tell me I'm wrong. (It's so sunny with no large flax to shade the ground). Also if they die it's okay because I have more then I was planning in the back. I just can't bare to throw them away.

My Irises are in bloom now too and look lovely.
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However, since I was out in the front yard planting peppers, I realized that I hadn't actually done any weeding since FEB! It's a biiiiig mess. I've been so focused on tending the veggies in the back the fronts gone all to hell. I really need to get the truck bed empty (it's full of gravel still from the stone wall building project) and get a load or two of compost so I can suppress the weeds and clean up the front beds. This should've been done a month ago at least.

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My one pink poppy is also in bloom now.
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The bees are really enjoying the lavender too. I did a hard prune after the blooms faded off one of my lavender and it's got a zillion flowers on it now - more then the other one I think. Might have to cut them both back this year.
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My Autumn Ferns are both also looking pretty vigorous too which I'm surprised to see since I thought for sure at least one of them was dead with the hard winter.
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This bush, who's name I can never remember is also doing great now that the silver bush is dead and gone. It's movin' in and takin' over that spot nicely.
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3 comments:

Annie's Granny said...

Jenn, I noticed a big brown patch in my front lawn today. Like you, I've been so busy in the back, I've completely neglected the front. I didn't realize one of the sprinklers needed to be adjusted, and I'm refusing to look at the weeds in the non-flower beds. Those are the beds that I didn't have time for planting the annuals this spring. My front yard is just blah :-(

Engineeredgarden said...

Very nice pictures, Jenn! That lettuce looks yummy....

Stefaneener said...

I find that I'm almost out of motivation for anything outside that's not edible anymore (hence the edible front yard). Hey, I know my limits. You're a better woman than I for weeding.