While I do not have an active garden in my backyard, I am assisting a friend with his. It's a different feeling working on someone else's yard. But, at least I get snippets of time working in his garden so I am not totally cut off from the activity - my passion.
His is a traditional garden in that it is layed out in a semi-rectangular space. He has many tomatoes, asparagus and cucmber plants in the space which do not show up well on this photo.
I will get some up to date pics this weekend hopefully.
My beds are another story though. They are what you would call laying dormant or resting this year. It may turn out to be the best thing though as resting fields is a practice of many gardeners in order to allow the soil to recharge. I will need to begin to work the plots and I still have a my greenhouse to construct later as fall begins. Here are the beds in the current state of being.
As I said, they need some tender loving care over the next few months. My goal is to add store bought amendments (OMNI rated) to the beds along with some home made compost and leaves I gathered last fall. That should do the trick for right now. But, before I add the amendments, I will need to till the beds to loosen the tension of the soil surface. I do this so the the nutrients that are being added are absorbed deeper into the soil.
That's all I have at this time. When I get up and running in the next few days, I will add more entries into my blog. So, happy gardening everyone! Until next time - garden away!