It's that time again!Mr. G installed the rain barrel for me. In a previous life, it carried olive oil from Greece. One good rain fills it up and then I use it to fill my watering can. We've used it for 2 summers now and it makes a huge difference on our water bill.
On to the garden beds. So much green:
The garden's growing quick! Take a look at last month for comparison:
And that "cage" you may have noticed around one of the beds is a rabbit fence. Rabbits are adorable, and I love when they visit our yard to munch on clover, but they were eating the strawberry and cucumber leaves like crazy. So we had to do something. Thankfully the strawberries shrugged it off and a month later, they look like nothing happened:
The potatoes have definitely taken off! I watched a youtube video and found that I haven't been burying them quite enough so I have to go back out tonight and take care of that.
Because squash have a way of taking over, I only planted 3 seeds. Two of them didn't make it, so I bought replacements from the garden center. Can you tell which is the one I grew from seed?
The last time I planted carrots, only about a quarter of the seeds sprouted and no carrots grew. So I planted 40 this year . . and of course most of them sprouted. Thankfully we can easily eat 40 carrots if need be!
For the flower pot, we tried a seed mix meant to attract birds and butterflies (I planned a whole flowerbed for them last year, but never got around to the actual planting part). Not sure what flowers we'll get, but they appear to be off to a good start.
So that's what I have going on around here. How's your garden doing?