First, let’s talk sweet peas. It’s been three years since I’ve had sweet peas growing in my garden and I missed them. They are climbing and blooming beautifully right now.
Miss E and I bring them into the house a handful at a time. Every time is see them sitting in my kitchen window sill it makes me smile.
My plan to have two harvests of sweet peas is working perfectly so far. The seeds I sowed in the fall are tall and have lots of flowers, and the seeds I started indoors in February have been transplanted and are just starting to climb the trellis. I think as long as the heat doesn’t become to oppressive, the second flush of sweet peas should do great.
A few weeks ago Justin had 10 yards of compost brought in to amend our very sandy soil. The kiddos helped me remove last year’s dirt from the beds and add compost to each box.
Miss P never passes up and opportunity to get good and filthy. Have you ever seen such a ragamuffin!?
Justin got the tiller up and running for me. I spread compost over a 15 x 15 foot square and he tilled it into the patch. I marked off rows and got all the summer seeds planted! Now that my beds are filled with roses, dahlias, and bulbs; I don’t really have room for my summer seeds in the beds. So the cutting garden has grown.
The seeds I started in peat pots have been transplanted as well. I did have a few disappointments this season. My larkspur and Nigella seeds didn’t germinate at all. So disappointing! But I’m not giving up on them yet. I really think I can get them to grow, if I get them sown in the fall instead of early spring. It’s all a learning process, and fortunately a packet of seeds isn’t too costly of a mistake.
All my English roses have been transplanted into their new home and they are thriving happily. I think they know that they’re the stars of the garden
After I transplanted them, and built water rings around them, the whole crew came out to see them get their first watering with the brand new watering wand. What can I can I say, we live an exciting life.
The sweet peas and English roses love each other.
So here’s the progress so far in this year’s garden-
The next month will show big changes as the dahlia’s and summer seeds start to grow. It’s going to be a fun year in the garden!