Welcome to the weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? How are things in your corner of the world? Like last week we’ve had temperatures in the mid 60’s, and partly cloudy all week. It’s been perfect if you ask me! I’ve been doing a lot of clean up at my new gardening plot. I ordered an old fashion lawn mower (that you push in front of you, manual power only,) and an electric trimmer last week. While I waited for them to arrive I started to clean out the existing garden and flower beds by hand. I transferred some bell-pepper and eggplants from my balcony to the garden plot. I also picked up more organic soil for my fall garden. One of my friends that has a car wanted to see my garden-to-be and offered to help me transport some soil, I’m very grateful for that. (Made me think of that it’s actually three years ago since I decided to see if I could live without a car, and this was the first time I wished I had a car!)
Yesterday I got to use the trimmer and lawn mower for the first time, and it made a huge difference. The trimmer ran out of battery after a while, so I am going to continue trimming today. Overall I am very happy with the trimmer and the lawn mower. I don’t plan on having a lot of lawn to mow in the future.
My plan is the expand the garden a little bit every year (knowing me it may be more than a little bit every year.) I am going to put the existing raised beds to great use, and add more. In the spring I am also planning on doing some in-ground gardening. There is room for both.
There are some established berry bushes; black currant and raspberry. They need some TLC, but I am thinking that within a year, or two, they will produce a lot of berries. I am adding four more black currant bushes (two different varieties,) four red currant (also two different varieties,) and two gooseberry bushes today.
Next week I’m going to plant some strawberries and rhubarbs. The bushes are going to be on the edge to the neighbouring gardening lot, and the strawberries and rhubarbs are going into separate raised beds. It is all very exciting! I’ve been working hard this week and I feel some muscles I forgot that I had. It’s all good.
Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share. I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend!