Monday, May 17, 2010

Update on Mary Zoom's Cottage

Now that the weather is FINALLY warming up and hopefully we have had our last frost (which was only a week ago), the vegetable garden is finally going in.  It's been about a month or 6 weeks since we did the initial tilling of the garden plot.  Since then it has been just too cold and damp to go any further.  However, this weekend was nice, so we weeded the plot, smoothed out the surface, laid weed barrier down and edged the plot with recycled 4 X 4s that we found by the shed.  

As much as I am itching to work inside our "Southern Home" and get my sewing studio set up and moved, we are concentrating on the outside gardens and yard while the weather is nice.  Once the 100-degree weather hits and the Western Kansas winds start howling, there will be plenty of time to work on the inside.

Here is the vegetable garden all set up in the back yard of Mary Zoom's Cottage.  The trellis is made from two scrap pieces of livestock fence we found laying around.  They will soon be covered with green beans!  There are also some tomato plants ready to go in. 

Isn't this a beautiful patch of rhubarb?  This came with our house!  In the background is some oregano that I planted shortly after we moved here.

We like to use everything.  This is where we found those 4 X 4s that we used to edge the garden.  I can't wait to use the old picket fence!  And look at that beautiful old door! We are planning to clean it up, scrape chipped paint off and make it into a headboard for our bed.  I'll post a picture when it's finished.

This homemaker would have had a vegetable garden similar to what we are putting in.  Do you have a vegetable garden, and what are your favorite vegetables to grow?

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