Well despite an entire day of rain on Saturday, we made good progress with the gardening.
The new raspberry planter is prepped and waiting for the new arrivals. We put aged horse manure and a bit of moldy hay on the bottom, then top loaded with soil. I am not sure how many are coming, but I think the area can handle at least 12 to 14 big canes with ease.
The garage wall planters are in-sweet peas along the back, bush beans in front of those. Also have onion sets and a half dozen red cabbages in there. Today I will stuff leftover flowers here and there around the edges, just for color.
We put logs around the pile of topsoil we had delivered earlier in the week, then carefully knocked down the top to the logs. It is still nothing but a big mound-and that is where the potatoes are going (which are cut and drying right now) The veggie plot got covered with black plastic mulch, and I got most of that planted yesterday. We also rigged up a thoroughly hick "mini hoop house" for the two really nice pumpkin plants-it's situated over one edge of the plot and now there is a dome of clear sheeting over them. Since they haven't been hardened off to sun, this should give them some protection for a while. The sweet corn I potted up earlier has really perked up in the greenhouse, and yesterday all the veggies got fed. First fertilizing since they sprouted and way behind schedule. I may need to pot up a couple of the tomatoes later on today.
Still to plant: Broccoli, cauliflower, beets, carrots.
Of course I am still nervously watching the temperature this morning! It's been bouncing between 33 and 35+ for two hours, lol It should not be this cold at the end of May!