Finally, after weeks of rain and a crazy busy work schedule, I was able to get out and play in the dirt a little bit. First I have to tell you that our makeshift chicken wire fence still works just fine. We installed it for the first time in 2012 then took it down when the season ended. We did the same thing last year.
We take it down because it’s easier to till the garden and, in my opinion, even though it works it’s not the prettiest thing and I don’t want to look at it all winter.
This is the third year we installed this chicken wire fence. We haven’t even purchased new bamboo stakes and it still looks great. Click here if you’re interested in installing one like this yourself.
Apparently I didn’t do a good job of harvesting all of last year’s garlic. These ‘stray’s grew over the winter and popped up in the spring. Thankfully Mark didn’t till them under!
This is the garlic I planted back in the fall. It’s doing great! I plant a fence around it and do an early planting of peas. Not sure what happened this year, but many of the seeds didn’t germinate.
The herb garden has herbs from last year and some annuals too. I plant the same herbs every year – sage, cilantro, flat leaf parsley, thyme, chives, basil, rosemary and garlic chives.
We bought some hanging baskets, put up the hummingbird feeders and even planted window boxes on our little garden shed.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little tour of what’s happening in my yard and garden. This is, hands down, my favorite time of year. I can’t wait to plant the rest of the garden. What’s growing in yours?