The garden is looking pretty good this year, especially given how pregnant I am! We've been having a week or two of rain and cool temps, so I only just the beans in and haven't gotten the corn in the ground yet, hopefully when I'm home mid-week we can fit that in around picking the pigs up. This year the crop rotation worked out such that I've only had to keep water on the north end of the garden, which was really great during our early hot and dry spell.
Most years so far I've had early crops in both ends of the garden, meaning twice the watering time each morning, as our gravity-fed irrigation pressure really only properly waters the entire end of the garden when one end is on at a time. Not sure things will ever work out that well in the future, as the permanent plants (herbs and strawberries) are all in the north end, but the other crops rotate throughout the whole garden, but the less strenuous watering need has been great this year what with being pregnant!
With all that rambling over, now on to the pictures!
|Looking south, just turned over tomato area, carrots, onions, potatoes, rhubarb to the left, herb area, strawberries, garlic, greens to the right|
|Herb area, mixed with some bulbs and other ground cover.|
|common chives are doing wonderfully this year!|
|The smaller of our two rhubarb plants from last year, the larger we moved to the side garden.|
|Potatoes starting to peek through (surrounded by weeds - yikes!)|
|Strawberry plants are flowering and growing well this year!|
|Iris flowers getting ready to burst into bloom|
|The far end will have corn, beans, and squash, but as of this picture was yet to be weeded. The black raspberries and apples are doing well though.|