Can you see that? That tiny little beginning of broccoli stopped me dead in my tracks today. I had already written this post and just needed the photos to go with it … then I saw that little spurt of broccoli and I couldn’t contain myself. Ooooh. I am so unspeakably excited. It’s really growing!!!
Back to the planned post.
It’s been a busy gardening week here. Although the last few days have been rainy, we still managed to make some major headway. Last Sunday, we finally installed and filled the last raised garden bed with soil and on Monday, I planted our first tomato plants — some cherry tomatoes and some early-season tomatoes.
We also anchored the apple trees. Unfortunately, I fear that the anchoring might be a little too tight, so we may need to fix this soon. Someone, and I am not mentioning any names, didn’t read the directions (or look past picture two!).
We’ve got some spearmint in the ground and some peppermint on its way.
I was totally inspired by a post on edging your garden beds at A Way to Garden this week. After reading it and seeing how beautiful the edges of Margaret Roach’s beds are, I went out and bought a half-moon edger and started the very long task of edging our gardens and the lawn … Oh my, this is going to take a long time. I am secretly hoping that Shawn will take over and just do the whole thing. Fat chance, but a girl can dream, right? Anyway, I definitely recommend checking out this post on edging.
Next week, I will have some photos of the newest garden bed in our bunch, Will’s special garden project and hopefully some lovely photos of lilacs (still awaiting the blooms here!). Until then …
What’s going on in your garden this week?
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.