We really haven’t had a Spring this year. It seems like we jumped from Winter to Summer.
As wonderful as the warm weather has been, it’s made Spring gardening much more difficult.
Spring is the busiest time of the year for gardeners. There are plants to be started and sown. Soil to be worked and clean up to be done.
With the high temperatures and high winds we’ve had lately, I’ve had to add watering to the long list of chores to be done.
However, It’s nearly June and almost all of my Spring and Summer crops are in the ground. Just in time before my baby girl is due to arrive.
I’m really not sure what these gardens will look like in a month – for now, I’m pleased.
Big brother and little brother have been doing their fair share of work and are both enjoying the early harvest we’ve seen so far.
Especially the golden raspberries.
This year, my hubby expanded my gardens at home so that I don’t have to travel to so many plots around town. It feels great to stay right at home where I can keep a better eye on how things are growing.
At the community garden my sister and I are sharing my plots which we have devoted to Shades of Green. We’re growing peas, onions, radishes, and herbs.
Of course, we’re munching on these at home as well.
My hubby tilled up more of our front yard this year where I have planted all of my tomato, pepper, and eggplants.
In the front of my home underneath the front window, I’ll be trellising watermelon this year.
The carnival blend carrots are coming up beautifully on the side of my home. I really think carrots are my favorite vegetable to grow.
It’s so much fun pulling them up with the kids.
Perennial herbs have made their appearance quite early this year – mint, chives, and lavendar. This year I bought and planted lemon verbena on the side of my home.
It’s aromatic leaves smell of the sweetest splash of citrusy lemon. I can’t wait to use it in something 😉
In the backyard, my hubby built me a pallet fence for my garden. I love it!
Unfortunately, I had a bunny that made itself home and helped himself to a lettuce/cabbage buffet.
There’s now chicken wire stapled behind the pallet fence and I’m thankful that he didn’t completely destroy my crops – just some damage.
There is red and green cabbage, a variety of loose leaf lettuce, heirloom spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, and cauliflower.
On the other side of the lateral fence there is sprouted green beans, cucumbers, marigolds, squash, and corn. I’ve also lined the inside of the fence with different types of zinnias.
I can’t wait to see what this area looks like when it takes off later in the summer.
I still have a few more things and some successive sowing I want to get in the ground within the week. Also, potted colorful annuals on my front porch.
One of the things I missed about this Spring was taking in the first blooms of the year. They seemed to arrive in March and before I new it, they were gone.
We’ll see what next year brings.
How was your Spring this year? How are your gardens taking shape? Please share with us and any links to your blog as well. I’d love to visit your garden