Then this spring, the Engineer ran the rototiller through it, dumped the compost on it, and mixed it in as well. He also fenced it for us, to keep the dogs out. The stinkers just jump the fence and one large stinker will eat the beans.
Things were planted just a little too close together and some spots in the garden never grew. We still don't know whether there is too much leaf mold in the garden yet, it's too compacted, or whether the cool wet spring had an affect on it, but in the last few weeks we've been enjoying fresh vegetables. We've eaten lettuce, spinach, beans, some tomatoes, lots of zucchini, a cucumber or two, and are just now starting on potatoes.
Next year we will make a stronger fence and add a gate. I will turn the garden with the fork. I want it to be a no till garden to keep as many of the beneficial bugs as possible. We'll add compost again and plant with much anticipation.
My handsome hubby digging taters.
The overgrown jungle.
Pumpkins. Pumpkins!?!? What was I thinking growing pumpkins!?
Cucumbers. The vines look sad already. Pretty sure we won't be getting many.
Nasturtiums because they're so pretty!
A couple giant zukes and a baby one too.
The pool. Yup! We'd heard it was going to be a cooler than average summer, so we took them (whoever "they" are) at their word and didn't bother to set it up. Good call!! It has been a BEAUTIFUL summer, but it really hasn't been hot, so there sits the pool. Would anyone like to come for a swim? ;o)