Our apologies to the Bard for rephrasing the title of his comedy which features Beatrice as one of the characters, although she is paired with Benedick — not Grenville.
Here at The Frog & PenguiNN, Beatrice and Grenville (that’s US) have (hard to believe) had less time for posting, compared to some
weeks days. We figured it was time for garden updates.
Three words: Mulching, Planting,Weeding — repeat often.
This was my mulching project last week. Grenville trimmed branches from the Leland Cypress trees (upper left) and the clippings were cut up bottom left & center) and spread into a wildflower gardens (lower right).Grenville planted all the veggies and the gardens are doing well. But, the VA eastern shore has a serious lack of rainfall; Grenville has been out watering daily in the early a.m. If any fellow bloggers can send a
few cups LOTS of rain, it would be much appreciated.
And, for anyone interested, Grenville will be offering classes in gardening. His curriculum includes weed pulling, mulching, grass cutting, weeding, and summer harvesting.
The veggies have been planted in alpha order (NOT really): beans, beets, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, onions, peppers, scallions, spinach, tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini. Later, Grenville’s putting in the Great Pumpkin Patch.
Here’s lettuce and corn. Grenville used some leftover seeds to see if any would take; looks we might have some corn-on-the cob by July.
Scallions are ready to pick; the beans, peppers and zucchini aren’t ready to produce anything yet.
Several tomato plants are sporting yellow flowers.
The wildflower gardens are starting to bloom as seen in the collage below. This collage is an overview of 3 gardens in the backyard and a day lily garden (lower right) in the front yard.
Best news is that plants are coming UP and local gas prices are going DOWN. Here’s the current price at most area stations . . .