|The garage with its old shake shingles and |
house wrap hides in the background
The garage is about 70 years old, has been routinely ignored in favor of all our other renovation projects and is in need of a major face lift. I always try to leave it out of garden and landscape photos, but sometimes it sneaks in.
|"Needs to be refurbished" - ya think?|
What it needs is a whole new foundation
Our side entrance has been on hold for years and has been dug up a few times in the past few, first to replace the septic system and then just last year to run city water into the house. It presently consists of a non-glamorous set of steps, deteriorating railroad ties, an expanse of bare gravel, and a stalwart Porcelain Vine which does a lot towards covering up the air conditioner and distracting from the general lack of landscape.
|The side entrance last year mid-water project|
|Zucchini and Yellow Squash|
Out in the open the plants have to be protected
with a wire cage until they are mature enough to
be prickly and not appetizing to deer and rabbits
- Lettuce (lots of lettuce)
- Potatoes (in containers)
- Zucchini (way too many)
- Tomatoes (only 5 plants)
- Bell Peppers (in containers)
- Bush Beans (still to come)
- Various Herbs
|Tomatoes surrounded by Nasturtium to keep |
soil from splashing up onto the tomato leaves.
|Cucumbers shading the third planting of lettuce|
|Bell peppers in large landscape pots.|
The Gro Thru grid will support the plants when
they become taller and heavy with peppers.
|tall Wando peas|
|Maestro peas almost ready to pick|
|Potatoes in tubs|
To harvest, I just dump one tub. And I never damage
one like you might when digging
So that's what' going on in the garden. The weather has been beautiful, pests have been minimal, and everything is growing by leaps and bounds. Time to start on summer projects.