This is where Grenville’s greenhouse once stood. It’s shown below in its new location. As part of our home (and yard) downsizing, it was sold in Feb. to our friend, Matt, who is putting it to great use.
Grenville’s plan was to plant the F&P’s 2012 veggie garden in the footprint of the greenhouse. Here’s HOW it’s doing as of this week.As you can see, it’s watched over by 2 “guard” flamingoes. They work cheaply and are doing a great job cause no predators have been spotted foraging in the garden.
In previous years, since relocating to VA from NJ, we’ve had large vegetable gardens that included corn, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, beans, eggplant, zucchini, squash, peppers. Not only was it a lot of work, but we had too much, too soon some weeks, There were lots of giveaways, freezing and baking. Last July featured our great veggie giveaway as we transported bags of veggies to NJ, PA and RI — we had a LOT of excess fresh veggies that wouldn’t keep took a July road trip to meet our new granddaughter Elizabeth. (YIKES, it’s almost been a year, soon we’ll celebrate her 1sy birthday with another road trip!)
Grenville’s plan this year was to keep the veggie garden not only simple, but closer to the house. It’s been a LOT less work weeding and watering. We expect to have enough fresh veggies to keep us supplied with salad fixings and side dishes this summer.
The oregano and basil will taste great in fresh tomato salads.
They will go well with salad accompaniments of cukes & peppers . . .The beans are climbing their poles and the lone eggplant already has a couple of flowers.We’re hoping to be able to sample some of the garden output BEFORE the next road trip coming up in mid-July. And, maybe we’ll be transporting more garden giveaways, just not as many this time.