What a beautiful day today! It was 84 degrees today, a very warm day in May (average is mid-60's)!
Last night, I stopped by Lowe's to pick up a couple packets of seeds I recently realized I need, and they had asparagus marked down 1/2 price. The husband has been whining a bit because I didn't get the asparagus ordered, first because the beds weren't built, and then I figured it had gotten to be too late to get any. I came home and told him if he was willing to help me build another bed, we could go get some. I do hope they'll come up okay, they were definitely not enjoying life in the packages anymore. I opened them right away and soaked them overnight in some water with a little splash of liquid kelp. I figured by the time I planted them, I'd be able to tell if they looked like they just were too far gone. Other than the one I seem to be missing- and I thought I counted all 15 of them last night, so I'm guessing it's just wound in with another root- the roots did seem okay today. I guess we'll see soon enough.
I was so hot and tired after working outside all afternoon (I am definitely NOT used to warm weather!) I forgot to snap a new photo, so the details will have to wait.
I did finally get out to take some photos of the new garden:
This is the view from the east:
Here's the view from the other end:
This is the long bed toward the east side. It has a mish-mash of transplants, probably too closely planted, and because these were in wintersown jugs, I had to get them off the deck before I had all my materials for bed-filling, so we'll see how they do. They're pretty much planted in composted horse manure and old, partially rotted straw.
Anyway, that's all for now. I'll be back again- hopefully with more regularity than I have been. It's been hard to get back into the blogging swing. During the past couple of summers with no garden, I had to stay away from Gardenweb and the blogs, as they just bummed me out. I am glad to be back, and I'm really looking forward to catching up with everyone's gardens, and keeping this blog up to date.