I still had to buy zucchini seeds, which I stuck down in the soggy dirt yesterday.
It looks like I am growing Amazon boxes!
I had put the cardboard over the raised bed earlier this spring to smother out weeds. I thought I might as well leave it in the space around the plants...to hold in moisture and attract worms.
We'll see how that works.
I planted yellow squash seeds and zucchini seeds...trying for two plants of each.
The rest are bedding plants. I'm going international, with Armenian cucumbers and Japanese Ichiban eggplants.
Also, two kinds of cherry tomatoes...one plant of each.
I also bought a basil plant, but I am going to keep it in a pot on the back porch. Last year, I was lazy about picking the leaves while they were young and tender. Maybe I'll be reminded if I have to walk past the plant every day.
My husband is usually in charge of choosing and planting our full size tomatoes, but he hasn't had a chance to turn his attention to it yet this year. I think he needs a little
nagging encouragement to get him going!
While I was out by the garden I noticed so many of these wild strawberries. Maybe the overspray from watering the garden beds the last couple of years have helped them propegate.
Box turtles like to eat them and so do birds and other animals...so I don't mind them growing here.
Looking at this photo makes me wish I had picked this one and ate it!
Lots of shiny little brown toadstools too. Not tempted to eat those!
I hope all this rain helps out the garden as much as it's helping the weeds grow like crazy!