As promised in my last post here are the start of the garden pictures. I spent a good part of Sunday afternoon stringing and planting.
I laid the black plastic so I don’t have to start my garden by weeding before I even get to planting. I will lay it on pathways for the rest of the season so I don’t have to weed where I walk.
I have some new things I am trying that I picked up watching AgentY’s ridiculously prolific garden last year. I can sum this style up as stuff it in, make it grow up if possible and eat your thinnings. A very good plan for my little garden. So I will trellis cukes and tomatoes to make them tighter spacing. I am also going to try to trellis my vine squash horizontally to make is grow out of the garden space instead of around a mound. I can not devote the time or attention to the garden that he does but I think this will work for me as well. If I plant things that actually make food later even with it getting weedy, needy and overgrown, well I just find that miraculous.
The great news is that all the seed I planted before the frosts were over seem to have sprouted happily regardless of the roller coaster New England weather. I should have salad soon and the peas are almost big enough to grab the string art I’ve made for them.
One other thing that AgentY did was to sit in the garden and command it to grow. He would actually Drill-Sargent-yell at the plants. So not my style. Maybe I can do better, if you will help. If you have the inclination when you are looking at the photos can you think “GROW” for me. I’m sure it will help.