My garden sucks so far this year. It’s true, it does. I planted some stuff. Some creature is eating my lettuce. My peas are turning so yellow, I might start calling them pees. My raised beds, so eager to have plants in March, are still sitting empty – except for the occasional weed and random plants that I put in about a month ago.
I’d like to say that I just haven’t had time. But the reality is you make time for what you want. So I just have not made the time for my garden yet this year. I keep thinking next week I’ll get to it. . . .Then it’s next week.
But I refuse to feel guilty. I told myself that if I’m going to garden it has to be source of stress relief, not a reason to stress.
Even though I think it’s lame, I still took some photos for you.
It’s been rainy this past week, so everything was covered with a light shower. My strawberries (pictured above at the very top) are actually doing great! They require so little work – thank you strawberries. My plant really grew from last year. They are mixed in with grass and weeds. It’s a mess, but the berries are growing.
Meet Tomato plant #1. She’s doing splendidly. She even has some buds. She has one friend – another tomato plant. That’s all I have for tomatoes in the ground right now.
My snap peas. I have a whole long row of these beauties, which have yellow leaves and bases (what am I doing wrong?). These poor babies have nothing to climb on. The lattice broke that I had last year and I went to pick up a new lattice, but it didn’t fit into our little car. So I need to take some twine and give them some simple strings to climb up. It would probably take me 15 minutes with a staple gun. And although it’s a simple, needed, task I haven’t done it yet. Next week. 🙂 Please don’t report me to C. Pea. S. for being a bad pea mother. I promise I’ll do better.
Meet Sage. I planted him a few weeks ago and he decided to bloom. What the heck is up with that? Why is my sage blooming and is that the same thing as bolting? I have no idea. No idea. I need some sage advice. Literally. Help me out.
And meet Oregano. He’s doing fine. I thought after the fact that I should have planted him in a pot, so it would not take over the small raised bed I have him in. We’ll see what happens. . .
And although I can’t seem to make time for my garden, I do have thyme in my garden. And this blasted plant is blooming too. What does this mean? I have no idea. If you have thyme, please leave me a comment and let me know. 🙂
And rosemary. I love you. Thank you for growing like gangbusters, even though the only time I pay attention to you is when I’m cutting a branch for roasted chicken. You are a good friend for growing without complaint or random blooms.
And then we have Walla Walla Sweet onions. I’m hoping that they are doing well. The shoots sure do look pathetic. But I’m hoping I’m growing some sweet onions under the surface.
And look at this beauty. This is what heads of lettuce look like when they are being eaten by something. They are the same size as when I planted them nearly a month ago. And I haven’t even harvested anything yet!
I caught the chickens eating them once. But I have been watching them and haven’t seen them over there again. It must be a rabbit or something coming at dawn/dusk and getting some grub. Please ignore the weeds and tall grass surrounding the plants – the chickens are slacking on the job.
I do have some heads of lettuce that are doing better and I’m excited to maybe harvest some in the next few weeks. If we can keep the slugs and critters away.
My flowers seem to be doing okay, no thanks to me.
This unassuming potted plant is a climbing rose from my husband’s great grandma’s climbing rose plant in Tennessee. His grandpa gave us a cutting last year and it’s just taken off this year. I have to find a very special place to plant it.
One of the last spring tulips. . .I’ll miss them and hope to plant more next year!
These hydrangea plants are still in the pots – my mother’s day gift from my darling kids. I need to find a place to plant them! What kind of area do they like?
I love, love, love these irises when they bloom. We brought a few tubers from our old house when we moved. I don’t know what variety they are, but they are tall and gigantic.
And another pretty iris. Even on rainy days, you can usually find a bright spot. 🙂
What’s going on in your yard this week?