I took a few pictures early yesterday morning to give you an overview of the current state of our garden. I know most of you are just going to shake your head while looking at these pictures, but I wanted to start documenting this year of gardening. (Okay, at this point in time it's still non-gardening, but it is the start of our season.)
Here's part of the asparagus patch we planted last year. Even with good growing conditions, I know we won't be able to harvest much this first year, but we hope it will be a start to many years of having delicious asparagus from our own garden. As you can see, the plants are still covered with the light mulch recommended for the plants over winter.
Our three 45' long rows of new strawberry plants put in last year are about two-thirds free of snow. We mulched them on a really windy day late last fall so we laid cattle panels over the straw to keep it from blowing into the next county.
The raised beds are free of snow. (For the most part.) Yaayyyy!
The field garden still has to lose the last lower one-third of its snow covering.
This is my bed of garlic. Can you see those little green shoots poking up through the heavy mulch? No, me neither.
Lastly, our blueberry bushes and haskap bushes in the foreground and raspberry patch in the background. Unfortunately, we originally planted these down on the lower slope of the garden too close to the tree line. The sun doesn't hit that area until almost noon time each day. We're just lucky that they all have done so well in that location. We've never lacked for raspberries and until last year when those *&%! robins wiped out most of our blueberries, we've always gotten as many of them as we needed. I'm planning on relocating the raspberries (starting some new varieties) in the next year or two but the blueberry bushes and haskaps will stay where they are.
Looks quite different than the garden plots of most of the rest of you, doesn't it? We get a (much) later start to our gardening season up here, but our long days of light help to make up for it.
Maybe next garden tour, I'll even have something green and growing to show you!