Thursday, April 30, 2009

How does your garden grow....

If the sun would come out the garden would grow like crazy. We just are having tons of rain. I haven't put any starter plants in the ground yet because of the heavy rains. I'm afraid they'll get beat down. According to several suggestions, I did plant an eggplant start & a zucchini start in one of my front flower beds. Instead of putting in annuals this year, I'm going to plant more veggies in my flower beds. Since the squash beetles usually get my zucchini in the garden, maybe they won't know they're out front & I'll have zucchini to do heaven knows what with.
These are onions peeking out & arugula is behind it. I've used old chair parts to mark different areas. There's also spinach & another variety of heirloom lettuce. I love going out and picking my salad for dinner.
This is one of my rhubarb plants. It's doing really well. As soon as it gets picking size, I'll post my zucchini cake recipe. I also love strawberry/rhubarb pie.

These fern get taller every year. They're nice to block the ugly chain-link fence.

Hopefully, I'll be able to work & get some weeds out tomorrow. I would just like a week of sunny days and warm temps.
Also, if anyone has a great way of composting, I'd love to know about it. My compost pile is so hard to manage.


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Oh, I love those ferns! Nothing like the earth under the fingernails, huh? I love to garden. Hoping to see you this weekend! ~Mindy

Karla said...

love the ferns!!! I live in Northern Arkansas,, do you think they would do ok here... Are they boston ferns? do they come back each year??