Wow, what a day! The first day of spring brought us some of the prettiest weather yet. The temperature was in the upper seventies and the sky was the most beautiful Carolina blue. We started working on our vegetable beds early and finished up by mid afternoon. Now, those of you who are experts, remember that we are beginners. Our rows may not be perfectly straight, our plants may not be spaced correctly, and in the morning the deer may have totally destroyed it, however, we are extremely proud of our accomplishment. John and I enjoyed our time working together. Our sixteen year old was shopping with friends and our twelve year old decided that grandma's house would be more fun than working in the garden, so it was just the two of us most of the day. We make a pretty good team if I say so myself! If you are looking for perfection, you might not want to view the following pictures. However, if you are curious about gardening by trial and error, please feel free to continue on.
This is how the first bed looked this morning.
This is John wearing his tool belt while finishing the framing of the second bed.
Carson was the shovel holder until she decided to bail out and go to grandma and grandpa's house.
This is one of the beds after everything had been planted and watered.
The funniest thing happened. When I opened the asparagus that I had ordered, I couldn't decide how to plant it. I dug my trenches and planted it just like the package said to do it. The only problem was that I didn't know which side was up. I couldn't tell if the stringy stuff hanging off of it were roots or leaves. I decided to just check the internet for some information before watering them. Low and behold, I had planted them upside down!! Thank goodness for the internet! Now, remember my disclaimer: I am a BEGINNER! We got a good laugh out of that one.
After a busy day working in the vegetable beds, John and I headed down to the pond for a little relaxation. There is nothing like sitting on the pier in the quiet of the evening watching the reflection of the clouds on the water.
Hopefully the deer will stay in the woods and out of the yard tonight. I'll keep you posted! Happy first day of spring!