End of Winter in the Garden
September 2, 2013
It’s warming up – Yippeeeeeee! I have been getting out of bed each morning for the past two weeks and taking a peek out of the window to see if the sky is clear and the sun is shining. I love the breathe of Spring that teases as it approaches. It fills me with energy and anticipation of fresh produce that is to come in a few months time. I can’t wait to get out into the vegetable garden and get my glorious Summer crops growing, my favorite and most prolific crop of the year.
To contain my desire to rush out and start planting I have been busy working on my plans for the season. Last week I put together my plan for each area of the garden that I will use in the coming months. You can review our planting plans for Spring here.
The kids and I have continued planting more seeds into trays. They will go out into the garden beds when they are large enough. Full of anticipation (and the occasional set of crossed fingers) we have been heading to the garage each morning after breakfast to do a quick check of the plant “babies” to see if any new seedlings have raised their heads.
Mr Fresh has conceded (happily) another area of the yard to plant vegetables in.
I am starting to day-dream about what that area might look like. It comes off the back of the house and leads down to a section that will be paved and used for entertaining. The picture below shows what it looks like now. As you can see, it is in serious need of attention.
Don’t expect the transformation to happen anytime soon. Mr Fresh already has a long To Do List!
The burgeoning artichoke plant has numerous new flowers – as it should! It has had a serious growth spurt and is now in possession of a large percentage of space in one of the garden beds. Mr Fresh is campaigning for it’s removal….I think it is beginning to earn it’s place.
The peas are continuing to thrive and have started to produce pods that the kids demolish before there is a chance to get them into the kitchen.
The little lime tree has loads of new growth and flowers. The leeks are getting larger and stronger each week.
This post is part of a monthly series by garden loving bloggers called The Garden Share Collective. The Collective is hosted by Strayed From the Table. Be sure to have a look at some of the other gorgeous gardens in the Collective.
Are you excited about the start of Spring? What will you be planting in Spring?
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