First of all I apologize to those of you that tried to take my survey yesterday on a smartphone or other mobile device, apparently it only works on a laptop or a desk top. I’m learning.
Spring is always such a busy time of year. There is yard work to be done and gardens to be planted and the weather doesn’t always corporate! Here in Vermont we often still have occasional chilly night in the early part of June. Memorial Day is the traditional weekend for putting your garden in. But you do have to keep an eye on the weather because tomatoes do not like cold nights and may need to be covered!
At Nancy On The Home Front we are loving the month of June! The garden beds have all been weeded and pretty much planted. I’m trying a new bean this summer thanks to a reader from Georgia! He sent me some heirloom Butterbean Lima Bean seeds to try. Hopefully they will do well in my Vermont garden.
When the weather is nice there is nothing better than enjoying a nice dinner on the deck after a full day of working in the garden.
We’ve also removed four old raised beds and tilled the ground under and planted grass seed. It looks so much nicer as the raised beds were just built with old pine boards and were beginning to rot. We will do fine with our eight raised beds, after all there are only the two of us and I am not filling the pantry this year.
I have weeded and mulched our blueberry bushes and given them all a little pruning. Nice to see they survived the winter and are covered with blooms. Looks like another good year for blueberries!
The raspberries are also doing well. I transplanted them last year from an abandoned raspberry patch and they all survived. I have mulched the paths and placed straw around the bushes. Hopefully this will keep the weeds down!
Gardening seems to be an endless job. I never quite get caught up on all the weeding but we’re concentrating on the beds you see as you drive in our property. We want folks to have a good first impression if we ever get a showing on our home! Still have a ways to go! A few more weeks and everything will be in bloom.
I love Vermont in June; the hillsides have so many different greens in them. The flowering trees are bursting in color and the spring gardens are such a delight. There are may things I will miss when we eventually leave this state. As the seasons pass I am trying to take photos of all the wonderful aspects of Vermont!