This spring some of my family members went full tilt into enlarging or creating new gardens as COVID 19 has had us all at home and they have been eager to get outside and dig into projects both large and small.
My husband decided to double the size of our veggie garden and plant additional berry bushes. While my grown daughter artistically designed a curvy landscape of butterfly gardens to cover our entire side yard.
Throughout these projects they’ve both had the benefit of living in a farming community where advice, tools, plants, and so much more have been shared with them to support their journey all along the way.
TJ has been dutifully covering and uncovering his plants for cold temps in the early spring and now for bug control as well as heading out each morning to check for watering and harvesting greens. Lettuces and dark greens are coming in daily and being served up to the family as salad and green smoothies daily.
A portion of the curvy landscaped butterfly garden prepared with local 50/50 compost and free wood chips created by crews doing work along the roadside. The garden begins to grow and the blooms await butterflies and other beneficial visitors.