This is my first contribution to the “Dear Friend and Gardener” series started by Dee Nash and her friends.
Dear Friend and Gardener,
I think the veggie garden is finally planted out. I wasn’t planning on doing much since we’re moving before the plants can get good and settled but I can’t stop putting plants in. We had over 100 seedlings that needed a home. Most were given away to friends and family but we still had to plenty to put in the veggie beds.
The strawberry bed has exploded with happiness this year. We had Tonka-truckloads of strawberries. Not a single berry made it into the house. Any plans I had for homegrown strawberry jam disappeared into thin air.
The garlic bed is growing well. We might even be able to harvest a few heads of garlic to take with us. In the middle of the bed we planted sugar baby watermelons. There is plenty of room for them to roam.
Tomatoes, zinnias, basil, parsley and tomatillos are taking over this bed. The parsley is slow to grow but the tomatoes seem happy. In spite of my pledge not to grow squash again, I ended up planting 4 squares of crookneck squash. I’m hoping it will grow well for the new garden owners.
It’s time for the bean pole sails to go up. We planted Kentucky Wonder pole beans that are starting to climb. Tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries round out this bed.
More tomatoes, marigolds, zinnia, and a few tomatillos are starting to show growth in this bed. The peppers are struggling since the roly-polies still enjoy nibbling on their tender new growth.
More beans are starting to grow up the second set of bean pole sails. Tomatillos, marigolds, and more parsley surround the perimeter. One lone stand of Swiss chard holds court.
We planted out our sweet potato slips in one of the far block beds. They should be able to roam and grow at that end of garden.
Lastly, the far strawberry bed provided plenty of delicious strawberries for the Wonder Kids and the squirrels.
Back to the packing~