The garden is progressing, slowly, as they tend to do this time of year.
Amazingly enough, stuff is growing! My approach to gardening is very Darwinian - toss the stuff in and other than watering, pretty much let it fend for itself. This approach has somewhat mixed success.This black plastic is a product from Lee Valley. It's a biodegradable weed barrier that will start to break down in a few months, once the plants are established. Neat stuff, and since it was pretty cheap, I figured it was worth a shot - with a 4 year old and a 6 month old, less time weeding is a decidedly good thing!
Above is one of the two tomatoes I have planted. They were free plants left at the garden and I just wanted to see how the plastic worked, so I tossed them in. I have a bunch more stuff to plant but I'm holding off until the town refills the water tanks, since I will want to water the transplants.
I picked up a couple of heirloom tomato plants at the Farmer's Market yesterday. I wish I'd gotten more; hopefully they'll still have some next week!
The peas, grown from seed, are coming along nicely. I need to build some sort of trellis contraption for them.
Some tiny little spinach plants.
Lettuce, lettuce, as far as the eye can see! Or at least a few feet.
The carrots were a total FAIL - I don't think any of the seeds sprouted, so I'm blaming a bum package of seeds for that. But I'm quite pleased with my little lettuces.