Although there is still plenty to do inside the little house, Dan and I took a break today to work on the garden. Because we are already on the later side of the planting season, we didn’t want to waste any more time.
It also helped to have another pair of hands on deck.
My sister’s in town for her college orientation, but she also agreed to stay a few extra days to help us set up the new house. She also liked playing around with my new camera and serving as our photographer.
We got started with our raised garden bed by spraying it down with some more water, turning up the dirt and breaking up the clods. Then we made a trip to Voigts Farms to pick up plants to fill the garden with.
We got peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelons and melons seedlings.
We also picked up cucumber, sugar snap pea, zucchini and sweet corn seeds, because there is still enough time for them to grow.
Also, because we spent $50 on everything, we were able to pick up a hanging basket for free. Pretty good deal, in my opinion!
Back at the house, we spaced everything out in loose quadrants and planted all of the seedlings.
Then we gave them a good soaking and left them to do their growing.
Tomorrow, we are going to plant the seeds — plus some butternut squash and pumpkin seeds we had back at the apartment — and wait until we have some produce to harvest.
Until then, we’re content on going into town for our food.