🌿 What Have You Been Doing This Memorial Day Weekend?

Me? I’ve been planting. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been digging up a few patches in the front and back yard, ordering supplies (not all of which have arrived yet), proving why I shouldn’t work outside by injuring my wrist, and preparing for planting.

So this weekend was planting seeds. Click on any of the images for the full size.

Garden - Main Backyard Patch

This is the main back patch, approx 20′ x 7.5′. In it I planted two types of tomatoes, two types of corn, two types of cucumbers, and two types of pole beans, as well as some sunflowers. That was planted Friday and Saturday. This patch gets mixed shade and sun. Remember we’re in the valley, so it is also hot — it will be in the 90s and 100s in the summer.

Garden - Front Plot

This is the front patch. It is two rectangles: one 8′ x 9′; the other 15′ x 5′. It has chocolate cherry tomatoes, golden zucchini, (one existing strawberry plant), green zucchini (as soon as the seeds arrive), cantalope, basil, and cilantro, as well as mammoth sunflowers along the back. This gets lots of full sun.

Garden - North Planters

I also planted two bunches of pots on Sunday. The three pots here have Thyme, Basil, and Watercress (the Lavender and Artichokes plans were already there — we’ve harvested about 30 artichokes this spring, and there are perhaps 1-2 left).

Garden - Southern Pots

The second bunch of pots have cilantro and parsley

Lastly, this morning I planted the side patch:

Garden - Side Patch

This is a smaller patch, roughly 9′ x 2′. It has Cabbage, Mustard Spinach, Beets, and Radish, as it tends to get a lot of shade.

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