The garden is officially all planted! (though i’m sure i’ll manage to sneak a few more calendula, or tuck a few more runner beans in somewhere!) The chickens are a laying, so alas, we are swimming in eggs. This season is the first time we are using a seeder machine, and aligned our back field in rows….it will be fun to see how nicely spaced they all come out, dry mayocoba beans, beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, peppers, and potatoes, with 3 rows of field tomatoes.
This is also the first time we are planting a flower garden…or I should say, little Solomon talked us into planting a flower garden. He picked out all the starts, and checks on their progress every day. I have a feeling it will be one of our favorite places this summer!
Some of the garden, in pictures! And our eggs, below
Below, the jerusalem artichokes, coming up nicely….
The first of the lettuce…
The kitchen garden…
The back field…
Clyde and the garlic!
The back field, all planted out and seeded…
The greenhouse tomatoes look quite happy…
More of the back field…
The ayocote bianco beans, ready to climb the trellis…
Somebody left the hose on…but the ducks don’t seem to mind at all!
lovely chive flowers
The kitchen garden tomatoes, planted on hay bales, and ready to climb up the deck..
The happy little flower farmer!
More kitchen garden!
The peas just started flowering!
The purple coneflower (echinacea) growing in the front yard..
And the garlic!
These last few are my herbs for this year:
Calendula for skin, salves, and soap making.
Spilanthes for making antimicrobial tinctures, and often used in treating lyme disease.
Echinacea for making immune tonic tinctures for winter.
And garlic, for general health, and also an antimicrobial.