Hello Muddah, Hello Fava
The temperatures have been so deliciously warm the latter part of this week, I've been itching to get out and get the Victory Garden started. And this morning, it was time.
The Absent-Minded Professor, bless his heart, has been hard at work laying the stones for a retaining wall around the garden plot (to keep beans and melons and tomatoes from sliding down the hill), and he was out early, digging the bed and working in some of the soil he had bought and the compost I had bought. (You might think that one of my Adorable Nephews had been helping him, given the added equipment in the garden, but no...)
That may look like way more than we would need in the stone-lined bed, but since the bed size had to be scaled back due to the topographic limitations, the AMP promised to use the leftover soil and compost mix to build a second bed nearby for the rest of the vegetables. Not only that, he was happy to do all the shoveling and hauling by himself -- what a guy! (I so owe him a loaf of bread -- or three.)
Once he gets that all sorted out, I'll be ready to plant the April seeds -- later this week, I hope -- with the tomatoes and melons and later seeds to be sown in May.
While there, I checked on my early seeds and found not only a few thin seedlings from the row of carrots but also a few sprouts from the fava beans. Yippee! It's such a treat to see things starting to green up, and I'm getting hungry already, just thinking about all the good produce I'll have to harvest this summer.
I still have plenty of other prep work to do in the garden(s), but I'm so excited to start seeing some progress.
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