I completed the mulch project as scheduled, though I'm behind in posting about it. I don't have any pictures yet of the greatest improvement. But, here are some shots I got much of the backyard garden before some nasty storm clouds rolled in last night.
The garden is growing voraciously, thanks in great part to all the rain we have had this summer. I've learned lots from my first raised bed. One is to pace myself better next year and not try to squeeze in as much as possible. It is just so hard when growing plants from seeds to limit them, to thin the tiny plants, and to remember how big the full grown plants will be. Also, I've decided peas are just too much trouble; the birds find the pea pods before I do and I would need many more plants to get more than 5 peas at a time. All in all the raised bed is a rousing success, though we have to watch out for the pumpkin plants that are threatening to take over our entire yard!
on the zucchini plants, the freezer full of zucchini bread
I've been dreaming about will become a reality in a month or so.
and basil sandwiches a couple of days ago.