Trolling the Larimer County farmer's market was fantastic; fresh bread, honey, cheese, and most importantly, veggie starts. I just didn't have time to tackle seeds this year...but there's always next summer...and so the madness starts. Fairly certain I inherited the gene that drives my mother to blow her knees out every year planting enough produce to feed all of Northern Ohio. If we ever get a plot of land together, look out world!
I channeled my 15-year old self from the landscaping days and donned my hiking boots and shorts (my legs haven't seen sun in at least 3 years, ca-ute!). Coming from the rich Ohio soil, the clay in my current backyard shocked my still-vibrating wrists when I was trying to raise the beds. No mind, landlord Ben to the rescue with composted horse manure...and grubs. Very curious to see how this planting season goes in a land of little water, high winds, and unfamiliar pests. Photos below, suggestions are definitely welcome.
|Squash, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, strawberries|
|garden in the far corner...we're working on the grass situation|
|ready to plant|
|Herbs that WILL live through the winter|
|Looks sparse...fingers crossed|
|It's so dry here things are already starting to fry.|