February continues what January started – only colder. Everything is white and varying shades of grey. And I continue to dream of spring.
When I bought the arbour, I also bought four little garden beds.
They are nothing fancy – just little 3′ x 3′ flat pack cedar beds. But the price was so good ($79 each) – I couldn’t buy enough wood to make them for that!
When they arrived, Dave decided they’d last longer if they were painted. So for a couple of days, he took over my kitchen island and half the counter, and painted each piece of wood in our signature green.
Despite having to cook around the mess, I can’t complain – they will now match the two tall boxes I got last year.
These beds and the tall boxes will be for veggies. I stocked up on seeds last month.
Nothing fancy. Just a couple types of beans, snap peas, carrots, spinach, cucumbers, and broccoli. I also have some asparagus coming with one of my flower orders – though I understand that takes a couple years to get established.
And I also got this oddity…
It’s a plant native to North America (Also known as Strawberry Blite). Apparently the leaves taste like somewhat like spinach. The berries are edible too – though they say they don’t taste like strawberries. Since I love spinach, I thought it would be fun to try. At the very least, I’m sure the birds will love the berries if I don’t.
I’ll be starting most of the seeds in a few weeks. The first day of spring is only 47 days away!!!
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Your gardens will be amazing! Love the new cedar beds you bought.
Those cedar beds are perfect. I’ll be interested to see how that spinach/strawberry thing works out.
Your house looked like mine when I had all that molding drying all over the place. My neighbor has the most beautiful raised bed vegetable garden. I envy their sunshine. They even have a grapevine and a fig tree. I’d kill for those.
Ooh, I am adding Strawberry Blite on my shopping list!
Those cedar beds are wonderful! It will be interesting to see how that spinach/strawberry plant does and what you think of the taste.
You will like the beds. Asparagus is so good, hope you have good luck with it!
It’s never too early to be prepared to garden!