this post is mostly for my garden records, but i do so enjoy tours of other blogger's gardens so i hope that you will enjoy this tour (pay no mind to the weeds - jam has just started weeding today but we will get it all weeded in the next few days!)!
a big, beautiful hugelkulture bed filled with strawberry plants - some of which already have blossoms - woohoo!
garlic bed number one:
one of the many salad bars:
the pea bed weeded and comfrey leaves laid down - comfrey and seaweed are both excellent mulches and add a variety of extra nutrients to the soil.
we put seaweed in all of the beds/pots/tires every fall and spring. seaweed will be going down on all of the beds this week.
our 12 biggest tomatoes have been put out in their tires:
a crazy thing happened this year - we have volunteer tomatoes everywhere!!! i planted 46 and 46 came up but in all of the pots in the greenhouse - volunteer tomatoes have appeared. we have an additional 20+ tomatoes. i like having those kinds of problems!
this is the radish, daikon radish and swiss chard bed, weeded and comfrey leaves spread on:
garlic bed number 2 (it is full of garlic but some of it is from last year):
these are 2 melon/squash/pumpkin beds. i start one or 2 of each and then when i plant them out i plant seeds directly in the beds. the cans are to protect the older plants from slugs.
here is the brassica bed - again, i start some brassicas indoors and then when i plant them out i continue the rows with seeds. that way we don't have a glut of stuff all coming in at once.
this is for our good buddy PP who looooooves tires! look at all of those potatoe plants - woohoo! please ignore the weeds. potatoes are pretty forgiving when it comes to weeds but we'll get to these tires eventually!
a beautiful comfrey plant that i am letting go to seed:
we have volunteer comfrey plants all over our land. comfrey can be cut back 3 times a season here. we use it for mulch and compost.
here's our little apple tree that got decimated last year by aphids - he's coming back strong now, thank goodness:
and then there's these apple trees. ugh.
we love having a variety of birds in our yard all throughout the day but for some crazy reason, this year, the goldfinches and purple finches have started eating all the buds!!! we have no idea what to do.
here's the greenhouse - a mish mash of peppers, tomatoes, herbs and such:
more seeds being started:
a blurry pic of more peppers:
more tomatoes and peppers:
tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more salads:
herbs, peppers, tomatoes, salad:
volunteer chives that are all over the yard:
i don't bother planting chives anymore as the several bunches all around the yard provide us with all we need and they re-seed themselves every year:
our friend W is going to kill us when he sees our grapevine - we just haven't gotten to it yet! but we already have grape clusters forming - woohoo!
and some pretty apple blossoms:
i couldn't finish the post without a pic of today's catch of trout:
you are only allowed to catch 5 a day during trout season. these things are so good for you and salmonoids are loaded with omega 3-6-9.
these trout were caught for BullDog Man and Sweet Sandy. Pioneer Preppy gets the next batch.