The raised bed is kicking ass:
On Wednesday, I picked out the veggie plants.
Moonflower seeds from EvilDucky, soaking:
Yesterday the promised rain held off and I got the veggies in the ground. Because last year my zucchini plant fell victim to some kind of wasting phenomenon, possibly caused by a nematode in the soil, I figured I'd try keeping it out of the ground this time around. Luckily, I scored a giant planter on clearance at Lowe's for a dollar:
Since I'm basically making this up as I go along, I picked my veggies based mostly on their names. And let's be honest. Boxcar Willie? That is awesome. AWESOME.
I made a map of where everything is so that as the summer goes on and my memory utterly fails, I'll still be able to figure out what's what:
First week photos!
And while I was working, look who was chillin like a very dapper villain:
Now he's noticed that I've noticed him, and is studiously ignoring me because he knows I'm going to tell him to get off the table:
And finally, today I planted snapdragons and moss roses in the little bitty corner bed by the front gate:
And added an annex onto the raised bed for herbs:
A few more buckets of fill dirt, and it'll be ready.