Today is historically known as Midsummer Day, and it’s time for an update! My gardening activities were by necessity scaled back this year due to having ankle surgery last March. However, I did get some planting done and things are coming along nicely. In a switch from recent years, my flower gardens are doing better than my vegetable garden.
Meanwhile, work has begun on my 2019 Almanack & Garden Journal! Watch for it to be available sometime in the Fall!
Spring was rather late in coming this year. But I haven’t had much garden news to post anyway because I had ankle surgery in early March and was unable to do any outdoor work. However, the recovery process is coming along and today I was able to get a little work done in my flower garden beds. I dug the soil in preparation for planting and I also purchased several seedlings.
Sometime during the winter, I work composted manure into the garden beds. This gives it plenty of time to become integrated into the soil before the spring planting. After last week’s rain and ice, today proved to be a perfect day for working outside.
In addition to the manure, I also emptied my compost bin into the garden. I first dug a trench down the length of one of the beds, then buried the partially-composted material in it.
Finally, I worked everything into the soil with my cultivator. With more rain expected next week, everything should now be ready when it is finally warm enough to plant!
Nothing going on in the garden at this time of year, but here are a couple of new photos!
Work continues on my 2018 Almanack & Garden Journal. With the holiday season here, I expect to have enough free time to complete it before the New Year arrives. In the meantime, here are a few photos from the remainder of the summer since my last garden update: