Today was one of those beautiful, sunny Vancouver mornings and a great day to have a work party. Everything was looking good and we had a mid-week watering earlier in the week.
It was trellis-building day! Sybrena salvaged some scrap wood and with the help of some tools and lots of string, we have a working trellis for our peas!
The spinach we seeded a few weeks ago are sprouting and so are the wild flowers we planted.
The fave beans are starting to lean over so some staking is needed. The broccoli transplants we put in last week are settling in.
Last week, our group attended the VanDusen plant sale and bought some plants - nodding onions (which are native to this region), shallots and mint leaf bee balm (Monarda). Our onion seeds were not germinating (they were more than a year old) so we bought some transplants.
The nodding onions were transplanted in our herb-blueberry bed.
The shallots went into Bed 1 with the carrots.
Here's a working copy of our garden bed drawing.
Finally, we harvested some radishes, arugula & mesclun, parsley, lettuce & carrots; trimmed back the sage & mint. Here's a sample of what I brought home!