Last weekend, Larry and I went to a nearby greenhouse and bought tomato plants and pepper plants. We chose Better Boy and Roma tomatoes and jalapenos and a red and green pepper variety.
Larry went to another greenhouse Monday and bought Beefsteak tomatoes to add.
|Tomato plants, with the cucumbers at the left end. You can see the watering pipes laid out.|
|I love the lettuce section.|
Our garden is practically full now. We may plant something else in the open areas.
But about those open areas—Larry is now building boxes to put around those areas to try to keep out the critter that has been eating the radishes. We’re pretty sure it’s a groundhog, though we haven’t actually seen him in the garden, just in the yard.
So far, he or she hasn’t touched the onions or the peppers. I thought I would just pull up the radishes—they didn’t develop because I had them planted too close together. But I’m leaving them for the critter since he or she seems to like them. And maybe they will keep the critter away from the other plants.
|One of the valves in the watering system.|
Larry is also working on a watering system for the garden. It really wasn’t much of a chore to drag the hose out to the garden to water. But Larry likes to design and build things, so he tried his hand at this. I said, go for it. It’s fun for him to experiment, and it’s fun for me to see him have fun.
|The Barbour Salad Bar.|
I look at the garden and think: that’s a great salad bar.
In other news, it is finally vacation time. I am taking next week off from my newspaper job. I have some editing work to do, but I’ll be working at home and will still have time for some relaxation.
My birthday is also next week, so Larry bought me some books early. I have some Harlan Coben to try (I’ve never read any of his books), a C.J. Lyons book (another new author for me, and some John Sandford (love his books!) to enjoy. I get so excited about new books to read!
I will be so glad to have some time to catch my breath. And I’m looking forward to getting around to your blogs and catching up!
If you have a garden (vegetables or flowers), how is it going this year? Have you read any good books lately to recommend?