After being away for six weeks, the vegetable garden was in need of some attention.
I cleared out the remains of the broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower which had been harvested while we were away. There are now corn, lettuce, radish and cucumber seeds planted in the spaces available.
The area inside the fence that I had earmarked for a herb garden is now sporting a couple of very healthy parsley plants as well as several basil seedlings. I planted these on the weekend as they were kindly left for us by the house sitters. They commented that it was cheaper to buy a pot of seedlings than a bunch of parsley or basil.
I have previously shown you here the netting that we bought at the Garden Show and we intended to ask the house sitters to put it on the peach tree as I felt it would need to be done while we were away. That did not happen so now all of our small, green peaches are enclosed. If this is successful, in a few months we will be harvesting luscious peaches that have not been stung by fruit fly. I can only hope!
Before we went away we planted the asparagus and rhubarb in styrofoam boxes until I could prepare the areas where we wanted to plant them. On the weekend we dug a trench and set the concrete blocks into the ground to form a border for the rhubarb. I hope to plant some flowers in the small soil-filled pockets of the blocks.
I hope to prepare the bed for the asparagus in the coming weeks.
We have a long weekend coming up and I am hoping to get some more done in the garden.