It was warm and sunny this weekend. Perfect for getting out into the garden especially after attending the Flower show. The delphiniums needed weeding. Something is is nibbling on the young growth. I sprinkled some Sluggo but I think it might be cutworms. I also fertilized the roses.
G worked on the raised beds for the vegetables. On Thursday, he hauled 26 wheelbarrows of planting mix to fill the beds. On Saturday, he constructed trellises for the peas and a teepee for the pole beans. They are ready now.
I had the fun of choosing the seeds. I poured over the websites of several companies but focused on what is available from Territorial Seeds, the best company for NW seeds. We will buy starts for some of the plants - mainly the warm plants like tomatoes and eggplants.
We had some purchases to make at a local store. We checked out the seeds and they had them 40% off. Yeah! I purchased beets, carrots, chard, radishes and wax beans. We have sugar snap peas and green beans from last year. I gave G a list of other vegetables to check at work. I want another type of pea, some different beans, cukes and lettuces.
We are ready to start planting. First will be the peas. We may start them inside this year since they didn't germinate outside last year.
Here are a few pictures of the beds. Check out who had to inspect the beds!
Wire mesh for the pea trellises
Rebar teepee for pole beans
The feline inspector