Looking at the week, there was a lot of rain in the forecast (at least, there was when we looked on Sunday night). The best day to get the remaining plants in the ground looked to be today, after work. So Liz and I got our grubby clothes on after work, and tried to get as much as we could with the last of the day’s light.
Liz, nearly hidden by how well her garden box is doing this year.
You know what’s crazy? I took this photo yesterday, on March 25th. Exactly a year ago from yesterday, we picked up the lumber for our garden box project.
A few days ago, the caterpillar we found began its chrysalis stage. He’s still clinging to the side, and seems to be doing well.
Yesterday, Liz also discovered that she had missed a zucchini that was in the first garden box.
While Liz was away in Paris, it was my job to tend to the garden boxes out back. In addition to making sure everyone had enough water, I also was to check on the spaghetti squash, the zucchini, the yellow squash, the beans, and to use as much of the lettuce as I could.
What’s crazy is that for the last four or five days, we’ve been able to feed the rabbits 100% with things from the garden boxes (and from a few herbs planted along the fence). They’re getting a bit less that they used to get, but the quality is definitely much higher.
Gently removing the squash and sling. Liz mentioned that you wanted to leave part of the stem on, as the squash would continue to draw nutrients from it, even after being taken off the vine.
After work on Tuesday, Liz and I decided to roll up our sleeves for some time in the backyard. Though we were sluggish after the long weekend off, today was going to be cooler than the rest of the week… so we decided to work.
While working on the yard after work today, we spotted this little guy. Just hanging out, clinging on to a bit of parsley.
With coffee in hand, Liz and I started off the day by going into the backyard and completing the final garden box. We began things in March, and what was supposed to be a weekend project has taken us… more like two months, versus two days.