What a difference almost 3 weeks makes! The photos from my last update from Jeff's yard were from May 5th. (They enlarge when clicked on.) Here is the view from today, walking over from our house.
I planted a row of large sized marigolds and 4 small tomato plants, I think, Celebrity Hybrids, I had started inside. Between the little fences are a Fourth of July tomato plant, and a lilac, and a blush pepper plant. Closer to the tree, are a couple bronze fennel plants.
The Mexican sunflower and cactus zinnias are coming up in the area between the sprinkler and fence, but I'm not seeing the fennel in the weeds I'm trying to keep from getting any larger.
These tomatoes have grown since the last post, and I did plant more lettuce that is coming up well, and is about ready to be thinned.
Another view of the lettuce and kale:
The potatoes have taken off! Some took much longer to come up. Larry helped me take leaves from our compost pile that didn't get composted yet to put around the potatoes, and we added bags of top soil and composted cow manure. Most of it had gotten wet, so we just left it in clumps for now.
A view from the other direction, showing the onions, which are smaller than mine at home, but seem to be growing: (I have a friend who wants me to let some of the lambs quarters grow so she can come harvest them. I need to get her over, because Jeff's 6 year old grandson, who lives in the house with his mom and brother, helped me pull some the other day, and knows they are weeds. I eat a few, but will not let them get big.)
This shows the romaine lettuce growing on the other side of the onions:
Next to the romaine is a row of Flash sunflowers, then a section with several pepper and tomato plants, some, my babies, others from various places. One of the tomatoes is one I moved from my garden, I assume, a cherry, pear, or grape of some kind. Those self sow, and I get a harvest from them.
There is a row of Russian sunflowers next to the tomatoes in the previous photo, but I can't remember which these are. I need to thin them. I think I'll try moving some. I did that successfully last year.
This shows the little patch of mesclun next to the recently planted fennel, and flat and curly leafed parsley to share with caterpillars. You can see the romaine, onions, and potatoes at the top of the photo.