My Spring garden is officially under way! Dave surprised me over the Easter weekend with an early trip out to the State Farmer's Market to buy my transplants. In the square above, I have grape and roma tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers back by the trellis.
This square has more green peppers, zucchini, Ashleigh's cabbage and the Swiss chard that was planted last Fall. The chard is starting to get a bit wild! Looks like we'll be enjoying plenty of green smoothies around here! And if you're wondering what that thing is in the middle of Ashleigh's cabbage, it's the toe of an old pair of pantyhose. I'm using the pantyhose to protect the developing cabbage head from pesky cabbage worms!
I added marigolds to the squares this year in an effort to attract more bees. Last year, I had trouble with some of my zucchini shriveling before they matured. I think it may have been a pollination issue. Hence my desire to encourage the bees to do their stuff!
And for a little decorative element, I added these black and white toile tile pieces around the flowers. I found these pieces at Michaels craft store in the clearance section.