What did we plant? What didn't we plant! We wanted to try a bunch of different things to see what would 1- grow and 2- get eaten. We got a late start on some things since we were in Edmonton with the Diva for 3 weeks at the beginning of growing season. Hopefully we'll get a better start next year.
Can you believe that all of those seeds came from one head?? I soaked them overnight in salt water and roasted them the next day. Hubby loves them and the Diva had a blast harvesting them, so it was well worth the effort!!!
We had three flowers total that the birds planted, so we decided to use the other two heads and the leftovers from the big one and give them back to the birds. As you can see, they seem to be enjoying them!!!
Now that we've had our first "kill frost", I have been busy cutting things back and preparing for snow. We already got some flakes last weekend!! It has warmed up a lot this week, but we all know that it won't last long. Thankfully it has given me a few days of sunshine to work in. maybe I'll even get a late season tan...heehee!!!
All of the veggies are pulled and all that remains are the ones I "hope" will return next year. the soaker hose is buried now, the squares and trellis are gone (and hopefully will be water sealed before next spring), and the flowers are mostly cut back. I did so much clipping that I filled my composter!!!
On today's agenda is filling lawn bags with the excess compostable stuff so we can bring it to the dump to be composted. Then I have to scrub my bird baths and pots, and top off all of the gardens with soil. Ahhh...it never ends, does it??
So there you have it...my garden. It's nothing too exciting, but I love it. Considering that we have a postage stamp sized lot, I am quite excited to have so much space that I call my own. Next year we're going to plant more of what we ate this year, maybe get the Diva a sandbox, and try to add more flowers to the front and side gardens. Every year we add and modify...change is good!!
Have a great weekend!!!