Over the past week we have been darting out in between the rain showers to get our garden started. This included bolstering our berry patch with a new blueberry plant, and 25 everbearing strawberry roots – this added to our already healthy blueberry and two raspberry bushes.
We also chose a couple of high-bush cranberries to plant nearer to entrance to our property for a bit more interest when you first come in.
On top of that we also started the herb and lettuce patch, by planting eight heads of red-leaf lettuce, 16 regular / curly parsley plants, another 6 italian parsley, and I think around 8 kale plants – god willing we will be self-reliant in terms of producing fresh greens for bunny’s daily needs in the near future.
A friend of ours had, a few years back now, given us a Cornos Alternifolia which we had planted in Toronto, but liked it so much we dug it up and brought it here with us. We got that in the ground with a good bed of compost to settle it in, and hopefully it will thrive here.
Heather also ordered a selection of flowers and deer resistant plants which we planted appropriately around the garden bed – we’ll try and get some picture of them when they poke their way up and start making a show of it!
I was absolutely savaged mercilessly by mosquitoes during all the planting and am now covered in welts from all the bites. Down with mosquito kind!