Honestly, this first post about our garden is not impressive at all. Mostly because we’ve been busy with traveling and have been hit hard with big storms and countless rainy days, causing us to get a bit behind in our planting.
Even so, our blueberry and raspberry bushes are planted, and, thanks to all the rain we’ve had lately, you can see a bit of green on a few plants already.
We just got a belt for the tiller that we needed so we can get our raised beds built for the strawberries and asparagus. Even without being in the ground, our strawberry plants look so happy!
They’re doing great so far, but it’ll be good to get them planted in the beds soon.
Same for the asparagus – they are dying to take root and we can’t wait to get the beds built and ready.
Also in the works (but not by our doing):
An old apple tree that is half dead.
Apparently, it still produces, so we’ll see how good the apples are later this year! If they’re good, you can bet I’ll be trying my hand at canning my own apple butter and apple pie filling this year.
Two fig bushes. I had no idea figs could grow here – I’m excited to see them in bloom.
Once we get the beds built, we also plan to do a regular garden space of just tilled land for other things like tomatoes, zucchini, squash, corn, peppers, etc. And we’ll planting our favorite herbs: parsley, cilantro, basil, etc. I’m excited!
I’m really excited about having a larger garden this year. It will definitely be different than what we had at our old house. And that makes me both happy and a little nervous – I know that having a larger garden means more time in the garden weeding, harvesting, preparing, canning, etc. I think it will be a fun adventure, but I’m definitely heading into unknown territory ; )
Are you planting a garden this year? What will you have growing?