Today was a productive day and we believe the kitchen garden is rabbit proof. Guess we’ll know in the morning. The bunnies were out in full force before we came in for the evening. Besides going to the Post Office and Wal-Mart this morning, then to two farm type stores, a garden center in Fort Scott, KS and the Fort Scott Wal-Mart (can you tell Vince was off today?), I have planted the following in the kitchen garden:
- 5 basil
- 4 lavender
- 2 rosemary
- 18 lettuce
- 4 cherry/grape tomatoes
- 2 oregano
- 4 parsley
- 2 cilantro
- 1 serrano pepper (love to add a bit of this to gravy!)
- 1 million Georgia sweet onions (maybe it wasn’t quite 1 million but there were so many in that bundle)
- 1 package of carrots
- 1 package of radishes
- 1 package of leeks
Maybe there was more but that’s all I can remember. I’ve had 4 showers today! Every time I got dirty and sweaty, Vince said “Can you go with me to . . wherever?” and I said . . as soon as I take a shower!
We even walked across a small part of a 240 acre tract that’s for sale. It’s a beautiful piece of land! Wish it was one-third the amount of land for one-third the price. It has at least two good sized ponds on it. I’m just hoping we’re not covered in chiggers and ticks.
The kitchen garden looks kinda sparse right now but things will get larger and spread out and I’ve planted radishes and carrots in a lot of the blank spaces. The upper section is full but the lower section has plenty of planting room left.
The far right section has onions left from last year as well as the new onions. I’ll plant fennel in that corner if I can find some.
Vince got another section of dirt tilled up:
And this section:
Without a fence up, I think I’m going to just plant grass! These are shady areas and not good for veggies. The only thing I can think of now that are really shade loving plants are also plants deer love. Any suggestions?
Tomorrow, I think I’ll sew. I have a feeling every muscle in my body is going to ache!