It’s really full-on summer here – though the calendar disagrees with me – in Oklahoma and besides having tomatoes, peppers and basil in the greenhouse, Kel has things humming along in the outside garden as well. As I mentioned in an earlier post, he’s really been a one man show this year as far as the gardening goes. I putter out to help here and there – and to help myself with whatever is ripe – but he’s done 99% of the work, and he’s done beautifully.
The garden space has slowly expanded since we moved here in 2007. It took us a full year to realize that we cannot plant produce straight in the ground. The soil just isn’t that good, but more than that, the Bermuda grass ate our lunch, so to speak. It creeps, crawls and invades anything that it can. So, we covered the garden plot with black plastic and let it cook for nearly a full year. And we raised the beds to boot. This year we’ve added a couple of new spots that will be ready next year, after the black plastic, the sun and the worms do their work. Here’s how things look: