BUT- this weekend we took a walk through the garden (we being me and my camera), and I'm happy to report that I found a little evidence for all that work slowly emerging!
I had to kick off the gardening season with some serious work on the rocks around the beds... erosion swallowed up almost all of them, and you could hardly tell where the paths ended and the beds began. I still need to re-mulch the paths before the weeds fully awaken, but I may already be too late for that.......
This year in our garden, we're trying for:
4 types of bush beans
(Rocquencourt wax, Borlotto "Tongues of Fire", purple teepee, and Dragon Tongue)
Black Beauty and Golden zucchinis
3 types of beets
(Chioggia, Golden, and Shiraz tall-top)
3 types of carrots
(Amarillo, Chantenay red, and Atomic Red)
Sweet yellow onions
Several varieties of tomatoes
Eggplants (from seed this year for the first time!)
Sweet bell peppers
NEW- Thompson seedless grapes!
I especially love the early days right after planting seeds, when there's so much excitement and anticipation with every visit to the garden- maybe there will be something new sprouting! Maybe that obscure, heirloom, or rare seed we took a chance on will germinate this year! Maybe that patch of unidentified sprouts in the corner will reveal themselves to be a self-seeded, volunteer treasure!
I also love when I remember to take a few photos when everything is still so small... because if all goes well, our beds will soon unfurl into a full, unruly, and productive garden jungle!