Wayne and I both really loved our homegrown tomato sandwiches, salads, sauces and slices last year so we decided that he would build another raised bed this spring.
Last year’s garden belonged to our guinea pig, Timmy, RIP, who was kind enough to share his bounty with us. It’s in his memory that we will keep Timothy Acres going and growing!
I also received a lot spiritually from our garden. From the windows I watched Wayne water the tomatoes early in the morning before he left for work and saw how much he enjoyed tending to them. Watching them grow from little seedlings into healthy green plants with edible gems free for our taking was more rewarding than I imagined it would be. Really, I wouldn’t have flinched if Wayne had presented me one of our home grown tomatoes in a Tiffany Box.
A few weeks ago when we had a break from the incessant rain Wayne built our second bed.
The photo above was a couple of days ago after we bought our seedlings which we will start planting this week.
This year we are using steel stakes for the netting instead of wood.
When Wayne planted my roses two days ago he also he readied our Hamilton Marine buckets that will be transformed into cherry tomato gardens on our deck. Coming up next is the planting!