Everything is getting bigger! Some things much more quickly than others. Look at how big the echinacea (coneflowers) are getting, they're almost as tall as Teresa!
The corn in the back row is also doing well. The kale and peppers are still pretty tiny, but everything else is doing well out there in the sun.
The big change was this week, we mulched! We had a trailer filled with wonderful smelling cedar chips from a local source. And so after doing some minor weeding (those weeds just do not stop coming back!) we went to work.
We spread a nice layer of mulch everywhere, especially arounf the tomatoes, they like to be buried. The mulch will help stop weeds from growing, so that our plants don't have to fight them for water and the nutrients in the soil. The mulch will also help keep moisture in the soil, which is very helpful when your garden is in a nice, hot, sunny spot!
And that was it! Lots of work, but it looks great. Now I can water just once or twice a week, depending on the heat.
Although we're going for a standard mainly vegetable garden here, if you have the least interest in plants, do not pass up the oppurtunity to visit a botantical garden! Many might be closed now because of Covid-19, but check out these links and see if you can visit someday!
- The Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park, in Providence, is the largest public indoor display garden in all of New England, encompassing approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens.
- The Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania are much further away, but since I've been there, I can personally say how absolutely beautiful they are!
- Finally, all the way in Georgia, take a look at the amazing Alice in Wonderland Exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden!