This gardening season is our third at Canoe Corner. I can hardly believe it. Time has really flown and I find myself very surprised at how quickly it has gone. There's been a lot of positives in the last couple years. Inside the house we've made numerous changes including a new furnace, renovated bathroom and refinished piano room. Outside the house we started a veggie garden and large flower bed and planted dozens of new trees. There's been a few negatives as well. Discovering our well was contaminated and having to spend a large sum of money on a water filtration system was unpleasant. A car accident last summer put our truck out of commission and lead to an unexpected car purchase. Overall we're doing well though and three years in we are still very happy with our choice to move to PEI and purchase this home.
Currently this week hasn't been without some Tragedy as I've been down and out with the flu which isn't conducive to getting my spring gardening done. Neither has the constant rain pounding down. But as is almost always the case, bad is balanced out by good, and the rain has made everything instantly green.
Jody however is moaning over the fact that the lawn will need to be mown in the very near future.
One of the benefits of coming into our third year in the garden is that some of the perennial plants are starting to mature. This is the first year we'll be able to pick our own asparagus and I'm itching for these spears to grow tall.
Rhubarb is also emerging from the soil and will provide plenty of yummy treats.
Strawberries as well are greening up and we'll have fresh fruit this season. Other areas of the veggie garden aren't doing as well though. You can see in the photo below the bed on the left is weeded, turned over and dressed with compost. The one on the right though - well, there's a lot of work to do there.
I'm struggling to keep up with all the spring work that must be done in the next month. The veggie garden must be completely dug over and amendments added so all my seedlings have a new home. In the entrance flower bed there are weeds to be removed and plants to be moved. Not to mention edging. The hardest part is getting all this work done when we have this new addition inside the house.