I realized that I hadn’t shown any pictures of what the garden looked like in early spring of this year, BEFORE all the goodness got growing!
Here is one perspective:
The tree in the background on the right side is a crabapple. Here is one that shows the beginnings of my little bean teepee:
Here is a shot of our “covered wagon” experiment. It worked out well because I put some tomatoes(plus celery, etc) in about a week before Memorial Day weekend. The temperature did drop and freeze a time or two before it got nice and hot in June. Covering these supports with plastic sheeting(held down with bricks) protected the tomato plants.
And I just had to snap one of Farmer Joel(taken right before we built the covered wagon support)! He was the one who pushed to have this BIG GARDEN, after all!
A “Before” and “After” comparison —
Actually, the above was more like a “During…” Take a look now:
The sunflowers are over 8 feet tall now. No blooms yet, but soon!
Just for fun, here is our beloved Finn with his precious Frisbee:
See how he actually smiles? 🙂