Wow! A month has passed since I hung out at Harmony Farms and purchased transplants. We have had a few warm days but still lots of rain, wind and cooler weather.
I planted the following the week of the 20th: Sun Cherry Hybrid Tomato, Yellow Pear Heirloom Tomato, Early Girl Hybrid Tomato, Roma Heirloom Tomato, Northern Pickling Cucumber, Cuthbertson Floribunda Sweet Pea (deep shades of purple, red salmon, lavender and pink), Cilantro, Italian Genovese Basil, Italian Parsley and Cucumber Sweet Slice.
The four tomato plants are planted in the upper garden along with the Flowering Plum Trees, Irises, Day Lilies, Creeping Thyme, Santa Barbara Daisies and Strawberry plants from last season. The Sweet Pea flowers are planted around a small teepee in the larger bed along with the Walla Walla onions, cucumber and basil. Sweet Peas in Honor of Mishelle – she always planted Sweet Peas in her garden in I.B. and brought them to the office to share with us.
The smaller bed has herbs left over and is still doing well from last season (Parsley, Sage and Thyme). I planted more Italian Parsley and Cilantro. I will be putting in some seeds for succession; hopefully we will have a productive herb garden all season long.
We expanded our garden down to the orchard area since we ran out of room last year. Grandpa helped me with the digging and mounds since my knee and stamina are still not 100% (surgery was January 15th). Anyway, we planted two artichoke plants (Green Globe), Summer Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Zucchini, Cinderella Pumpkins, Mini Jack Pumpkins and Watermelon.
Grandpa and Fernando have been working on the sprinkler system and we should have a little bit of grass by next weekend (Memorial Day Weekend). Things are slowly coming together and Grandpa and I are filled with gratitude at the comfortable, relaxing space we have created.