|seedlings enjoying the sunlight|
We had to start from scratch with the garden area, so as soon as the ground was no longer frozen, about mid April, we started tilling up the garden area and building the fence and greenhouse.
Tim breaking ground.
|Tim building the greenhouse.|
|garden rows with greenhouse.|
Happily, most everything is doing well. We were aware that with full time jobs and two kids we wouldn't be able to spend hours a day in the garden so we put down gardening cloth to suppress weeds and are using a lot of mulch to help keep the weeds down in the paths as well. Both of those things have saved us so much work. One happy lesson I learned is that when you are thinning your plants, those baby plants don't have to go to waste. Especially if you were lazy and let them start to form small carrots, turnips, and beets before you got them thinned out. I made some really delicious sautés with the thinned root vegetables this spring.
To wrap this up I think I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.
|escaped winter squash|
|fordhook giant chard|
|Connor in the garden after a storm blew off our greenhouse plastic|
|Harper in the garden and some pea trellis|
|rows of potatoes|
|royal burgundy beans|
|cube of butter yellow squash|
|tomato jungle and trellises|
|tomato close up.|