May Garden Inventory
My cutting garden is finally well on its way.
In another month, there’ll be plenty to take for fresh bouquets.
Garden work has been plentiful and productive. However, before I got too much further along with planting, I wanted to stop and take inventory of what transplants I have, what’s been planted in the garden, what needs to be planted in the near future, what seeds still need started in the greenhouse, and what I still need to buy. Oh, and also what’s already failed this year (the peas and the radishes).
My Garden Inventory
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Inventorying took away a few hours I could have spent in the garden, but I feel it was well worth it to have this updated list. I now know that I have over 40 perennials already planted but only nine annuals. I never really did like annuals… The perennials are pretty evenly divided within my cutting garden, tea garden, and sedum hill (a cute little bank I built up and need to take a picture of so you can see it too).
In the vegetable department, I came to realize I needed to make sure my carrots went in soon so I’d have some sort of root vegetable in the ground for spring/summer (I got them directly sown on 5/21). I’ll have other roots I plan on growing in the fall. The cole/brassica crops will have to wait until fall too as I’ve decided not to even bother with those anymore in this freaky spring we’ve been having. Otherwise, most of my vegetables have been started in the greenhouse and I’m please with their progress. Transplats of eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and sorrel will be ready to go out into the garden in another two weeks. Time to start hardening them off by taking them out of the greenhouse during the day.
Once the inventorying was done, I was free to frolic with abandon in my garden. I planted up a storm, getting the majority of my cutting garden in the ground (save for the zinnias, cosmos and nigella that I seeded in the greenhouse). Then I swung around and planted my entire tea garden, although I am still on the hunt for one herb in particular that’s proving very difficult to find. If anyone knows where I can get some honeydew melon sage (seeds preferred but a cheap plant would be great too), do tell!
An example of twig art I saw at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
I also put up posts for my garden’s facade, which I plan to then string with either solar powered twinkle lights or woven branches (or maybe both). I also hope to create some rough garden art with twigs, but that will have to wait for a rainy day. Next up in the garden is putting water lilies in the big center container at the intersection of my paths.
So, tell me, what’s in your garden today?