It's finally spring and things are GROWING!!! I love how actions I took last year are echoed in the garden right now.
Back in October I planted garlic! Look at all of their little tops poking through!!!
My grandma told me I could plant horseradish in November!(almost December) She was right!
Last fall when I bought a bushel of squash, one was mushy so I threw it in my flower garden. If you look closely you can still see the stem of the old squash (To the left of the new plant) and the new plants that are sprouting right from it's seeds. The circle of life right there in my garden. Now I can't remember what kind of squash it was (I think butternut) and it's kind of inconvenient having a squash in the flower garden but I may just let it stay there as it is clearly thriving with no intervention from me.
And finally-More pictures of my new garden. I'm not digging any of the beds. I HATE digging beds and I found a new way to build up the beds instead called Lasagna Gardening. Rather than digging, you just pile organic matter up in layers and as it decomposes it makes a nice garden bed without all the work. You do need a lot of organic matter though. I have been using peat moss, grass clippings from my neighbor, and my compost pile. (which is completely depleted now before the last bed is finished) This weekend or next I am going to have some soil delivered to top it all off.
I'm also going to use slate that my friends Kristin and Michale took up at their house for the path through the garden. The little plastic Tupperware is in the garden to protect some seedlings from frost that sprouted from the compost that I put on. Again, some kind of squash-Could be anything really as we had 3 kinds of squash and a lot of pumpkins go into that pile!