So finally...I have something to show you all in my garden :) Our yard is not large enough or gets enough sun to have all of the garden in just one spot, so we have several beds spread out to take advantage of what space and sunlight we do have. This is bed #1, the Salad Garden.
The Peas are doing great and have started blooming! We also have Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli, lettuce, Arugula and New Zealand Spinach as well as the Raspberry patch in this bed. The Spinach is a total no show - and the lettuce isn't doing so great either so I am just going to plant more lettuce in the spot I planted Spinach. That big black box in the photo is our Compost Maker and it's great! By the end of the summer, we should have enough home made organic compost to spread on all the beds. The little fence around it is to keep my mom's dog out of it, we don't want to eat salad stuff he peed on!
Bed #2: The Tomatoes. We have 8 and they are doing really well. Though, I don't know what I am going to be getting, I started both Cherry and Big Boy tomatoes from seed but somewhere along the line forgot which were which so I might get some of both or a bunch of either. They are planted in a 3 tiered box on a slope that faces west and gets full sun all afternoon.
Bed #3: The squash. This bed is directly left of the tomato box. This year we planted Golden Acorn and Delicata winter squashes. I had to purchase the plants because again, for what ever reason, the seeds I planted did not come up. I found beautiful organic starts at Judy's Enchanted Garden . We laid down black weed blocking material and old straw to mulch with and keep the weeds down. The other spots will get the same treatment as soon as the plants are big enough and we get a few nice days to pull the weeds that are already growing.
We planted both Bush and Pole beans again this year and since we dedicated the whole spot to them, we will have plenty to freeze and can for the winter!