Yesterday, I spent a few more hours prepping the side veggie plot - adding some compost and manure and raking it all in - getting it all ready for these babies when they're big enough:
Today, I decided to tackle the front yard, which has been sadly neglected.
I think of the front yard as being divided into three areas, all of which came with the plants shown in the photos when we bought the house in July 2011.
The Front Lawn (with Ugly Tree):
The Front Left plot:
Today, I spent several hours raking and bagging old dead leaves from the front lawn and both plots. Since the Front Left plot gets a lot of light, I decided to throw caution to the wind and plant some veggie seeds directly in the plot, around the existing plants. I dug around in the soil, threw in some amendments, watered and planted some seeds: two types of lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, and carrots. Who knows if anything will actually grow, but I figured it was worth a try.
Here is how it looked afterwards:
|Location of Lettuce and Swiss Chard|
|Location of Carrots and Spinach|