I am blessed with exuberance. Not sure why it is easy for me to be enthusiastic, but it seems to be part of my nature. Of course I am also good at doom and gloom when things get crazy…… I am enjoying the yard and the 2 community gardens so much this spring. With the help of my son and his wife, the (4) 5×10 raised beds became a reality in the yard, and now they are full of veggies…Another new bed (about 13X19) is planted with potatoes, eggplants and tomatoes and the newly turned of triangle behind the shed holds peppers and tomatoes. The beds are plain pine and are made from 2x8s.
The beds have grown nicely and we’ve been gradually pulling the cool weather crops and replacing them with summer stuff. Today, I harvested the last of the broccoli and pulled the plants. The challenge in this yard is all the big trees and their shadows. In order to get these beds here, I had to first transplant years of perennials elsewhere…..and give some away.