Between the house and the garage sits the vegetable garden. Hard to believe that two seasons ago this was a blank slate.
Now it is filling in considerably
It started with a couple raised beds the first year. Now in its second year more raised beds were added and several areas were dug out for in-ground gardening. A few perennial plants have been established and I'm expecting rhubarb, asparagus and strawberries ready for picking next spring in its third year.
|The strawberies have done so well this season |
they have begun trying to escape the confines of the box
I created a lot of beds this past spring with the sod cutter but I didn't end up using all of them. The long bed in the middle, seen below, was never used as I didn't have time to properly dig it up. I layed cardboard down after the sod was removed and I've added compost over that throughout the summer.
Perhaps peas or squash will make their home there next year?
I will also increase my space next season by moving some plants out of the vegetable garden. This spring I received lily bulbs early in the year and had no space to put them other than beside the asparagus.
I'm not a fan of lilies but I do love yellow and these blossoms are about as yellow as you can find. Next year they will move to a flower bed and I will use their present space for more vegetables.
One large square we dug out was initially committed to herbs. The reality is that this spot was sacrificed to overzealous flowers and weeds some months ago. The cherry tomato decided that it needed at least 16 square feet all to itself. To hell with the dahlias, basil and oregano, they could find their own garden to live in.
What was meant to be a small herb garden with
criss crossing paths became a rampant free for all
|There was a path here right?|
|Bees and other pollinators loved the oregano and various herbs|