We are really behind in planting this year. We bought a used tiller this spring to help with preparing the soil, and it has had several issues which have led to planting being delayed and delayed. Jeff finally went and rented a tiller yesterday so that we could get it done before it’s too late! I am pleased to report that the big garden has now been tilled, as well as beds for the sunflowers and berries we are planting. All that’s left to do before planting is to finish supplementing the soil (we have clay here), which should happen in the next few days.
We had already bought enough supplement for several small areas, so I was able to get the strawberry plants in yesterday. This made the plants very happy, as they’ve been living in small pots on our patio table for about 2 weeks, getting watered when I thought about it, which was not often enough. Now they can dig their roots down deep and drink in more moisture. Hopefully, they’ll decide to do this, and not shrivel up and die.
I couldn’t get the whole plot in one picture, so I took two and you can use your imagination to patch them together in your mind for the full view. Behind the strawberries, in the square on the left (top picture), I planted yellow and red sweet onions (this is way late for these, seeing as how I planted them in February last year!). In the square on the right (lower picture and behind the strawberries), I planted zucchini seeds, which should provide an over-abundance of zucchinis this summer, if these guys are as productive as the ones we planted last year.
The kids and I also planted sunflowers yesterday, against the barn as we did last year. These are so much fun to grow and make a nice view for summertime.