The weather over this past weekend was spectacular. This is a rare thing for Connecticut in March – and we’ll probably pay for it. But we soaked it all in. Blue skies, just about 70 degrees. Incredible.
I was able to get out and get the whole garden cleaned up. I really, honestly, sincerely intend to frame my raised beds this year, but… maybe I’m lying about that. I should. I really should. I know!! Come on! Get off my back already.
Not likely to happen. I did get my pea trellises built. This year I went the wholly pleasing aesthetic look and used those ugly but functional metal things that you hammer into the ground for fencing. They have little notches that you can then string wire across. Here’s a video from veggiegardeningtips.com that shows basically what I did.
I got some spinach in. I planted some lettuce. I raised my beds up a bit.
And I had my youngest son Sean (3 in June) helping out with peas for the earthbox. (My earthbox trellis is just made from chicken wire.) I think that Sean may be a permanent garden fixture since he shares my love of being outside. My oldest son, Kyle (7), helps too, but Sean just seems to really like the dirt!