Gardeners know all the dirt!
It was such a nice day today that I got outside early and got the one vegetable garden all tilled ready for planting. I also broke new ground beside the garden for a larger garden next year. The new (second hand) rototiller we got sure does a good job. After taking a water break and spending some time with the dog, I went back to the garden to plant. So far I have in one row of parsnips, two rows of carrots, one row of kohlrabi, one row of swiss chard, one row of spinach, three rows of onions, different varieties, one row of brussel sprouts and one row of beets. I know all these should have been in the garden at least two weeks ago but we have had such bad weather and so much wet that it was next to impossible.
Here are some pics I took of the gardens and newly turned sod.
This last shot is of the garden by the garage. It is only 12 feet by 15 feet but the soil is really nice. Too bad it is still so wet I can't even till it yet. As you can see the weeds are taking over. The new (old) rototiller we got will make short work of them once I get in there with it.
I also took some pictures of some of the flowers that are blooming in the flower gardens.
The rhubarb is coming up nicely. It is over a foot high now and it won't be long before I will be making rhubarb pies and rhubarb marmalaide.
I know the gardens don't look like anything but dirt right now, but by mid July they should look great. I will take more photos as they develope. (no pun intended) the flower beds always do well for me. I have a big job weeding them now though. The weatherman is calling for cloud and rain again tomorrow so I will be working in the wet. I am not happy about that. The way it's going, the other garden will be awhile yet before I can get into it with the tiller.