I am not sure how many of you noticed, but it rained about every other day in May. At least that is the way it felt to me! I talked to my super excellent neighbor who tilled my garden last year. He was happy to help out again. We set a date and it rained. So we set another date and it rained. We then set yet another date and it freaking poured. Seriously?!
Finally on the Tuesday after Memorial Day, I stopped by. He planned on heading out to his nieces house to till up her garden early that evening and would stop by on his way back into town. Perfect!!
I can’t even tell you how excited I am!
It takes him no time at all to till the whole thing twice, and when he is done the dirt is perfect for planting.
While he was working, I ran to yet another super excellent neighbors house to pick up my push mower. It wouldn’t start so I took it to see if he could get it running. Of course, he did and it runs better than it has in years. Thank goodness! Another one big enough to use it!
Once my neighbor was all finished to his satisfaction, I started planting right away.
Since it was getting later and about supper time, I finished in the garden by planting my Herb Garden in the wash tub Sister gave me for my birthday last year. I set it at the end of the strawberry patch.
Speaking of the Strawberry Patch. Holy growth again this year! This thing is crazy!
They are so tall and completely loaded! With a little sunshine and warmth, we will be picking daily! I did a little peeking around under all those leaves.
Won’t be long. I then had gotten a few plants and flowers that needed taken care of.
I didn’t get a lot of plants because I wasn’t sure where I was putting some of my containers. But these two I knew what I was doing. I have a few weeds to continue to get rid of for sure!
Then I walked over to clean up a corner I had planted with asparagus, rhubarb, and raspberries. I wasn’t even sure what was actually over there it was so over grown. My asparagus is still spindly and not spreading. I may look for a couple more plants. The rhubarb is growing perfectly. I picked some and weeded around them. The raspberries surprised me. A few years ago a friend of mine brought me over what looked like two sticks with roots. I thought what the heck I will dig a hole and put them in it. And look what we have now!
They are spreading too! Yeah! I would love to have to walk through my yard to pick raspberries instead of through the timber and weeds and bugs! (Although, I probably will still do all that, it’s one of my favorite things to do early in the morning with my sister)
I was feeling better about the chances of my garden that night!