The other night as I gardened I thought of all of the blog posts from this week. From birch sap, to chickens, and enjoying the garden, this certainly has been a summer time/growing time for sure.
I love looking around and realizing our little homestead that we are building gets bigger each year with all we do. Yes, the summer has begun for sure and how I really love this time of year.
The greenhouse is fully planted with our two variety of tomatoes and cucumber plants. (I do want to plant some basil seeds but need to pick up some potting soil first)
In the main garden the broccoli, romenesco, pumpkins, zucchini, celery, carrot seeds and parsley seeds are all in and growing.
Something new that I am doing this year is that I planted my lettuce seeds in this planter. I love having fresh lettuce in the summer but I hate that when the rush of dinner time comes and I don't have time to go out to the garden and pick some. So once my lettuce really takes off I will move it out of the greenhouse and up to the deck. That way when when the time to eat arrives, lettuce and salad are easy to access.
This weekend looks to be another busy one. Since I took this picture just 24 hours ago all of these bean and pea plants have sprouted. That means I will be transplanting the hundreds that are here, as well as the few cauliflower plants that a small vole didn't eat, into the garden too. Once they, and our seed potatoes, are in the main garden will be rounded out too. If you followed the blog last year you will now wonder about our lower garden that we started. Well, we have other plans for that this year but none of those plans include vegetables.
As the garden grows, the leaves on our birch trees finally are showing up and the temperature just begs us all to stay outside all day long I smile. Yes, summer is here and it is a wonderful time of year indeed.