Well, our little garden is just over a month old, and there’s a lot going on!
Wolf is putting up the trellis frames. since our little plants are getting tall enough to need the encouragement. We’re using salvaged pipe for the sides, and a pressure-treated board across the top, then I’ll tie the guides with twine.
We also removed the “grids” we’d made to keep our square feet separated until the plants were visible enough to be able to tell. Did I mention that those were made from foraged cane that we cut in a vacant lot down the street?
We also have some happy recent additions to the garden.
This little herb garden (four different varieties of basil, plus dill) is from the over-abundance of sprouts a 4H friend was trying to adopt out.
We also have a baby Blue Spruce tree, courtesy of Lowes’ Earth Day promotion.
And look at the pretty little flowers my bush beans have sprouted:
Yeah, nice, huh? That is… or was… my watermelon plant.
Not quite sure where to go with that one.
The aphids apparently really think Thomas Jefferson’s cowpeas are tasty.
Obviously, I’m not running out to grab any toxic chemicals to spray on the little nasties. I’m looking into diatomaceous earth, as well as some essential oil options, thanks to suggestions from my wise gardener friends on Facebook. I’ll keep you posted…