The vernal equinox has come and gone. My garden is slowly getting up to speed. I don’t have everything in the ground that I want but I’ve changed the lay-out and I’m pretty pleased with it.
I took down the cloche I put up last year. I am starting my heat-loving plants indoors this year instead of trying to get them to grow outdoors. It was a good structure when I had a larger garden plot but this one is a bit crowded for it. This year I am going to focus on more vertical gardening. Accordingly I put up two types of trellises. One for snap peas (the shorter) and one for larger things. Last year I thoroughly neglected my tomatoes and tomatillos, I didn’t even cage them. I got a lot of harvest from them but a lot was wasted from falling on the ground. Also, the sprawling tomatoes took up a lot of space I could’ve used for other things. This year I will train them upwards.
I am also hoping to plant some decorative gourds this year. They can go up the trellis and look fantastic in the fall when I harvest them.
Meanwhile, all the little plants are flourishing happily.