Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two Beds Made and Four To Go

We are home and running! No, not training for a marathon! Too old and "fluffy" for that! But we got back home Thursday and began cutting and pulling weeds and grass yesterday. My hub is the man with the big machines, and my work is usually by hand. But we are trying to put this yard back into shape while the temps are still cool and the ground is dry.

Surprisingly the grass/weeds in the yard were just over a foot high after 6 weeks of neglect. The grass/weeds in the gravel driveway was mostly tall dandelions that pull out easily.

I found all of my tomato plants and pepper plants hiding among the weeds in the raised beds. There was a bit of frostbite on a few leaves, but they will survive. The deer had gotten into the bolted endive and lettuce. Guess they thought I had left them a "salad bar."

Two raised beds clear and ready for production, and time to go out and work on a couple more. Temps are in the 50's F right now, but by lunch I will be "glistening."

No before or after photos. Just some work out in the morning dew. 

Bring on the boots! No flip flops this morning!


Paulette said...

Gardening is a lot of hard work, but the produce that it yields is the best. Welcome home.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You came home to a lot of work but it will be so worthwhile when you are all caught up making your "beds"...Have a great Sunday! xo Diana

Wendy Bellino said...

Not bad for being gone 6 weeks!