On Wednesday evening Dylan upgraded the garden fence. We added metal posts at the midpoints and 100 feet of wire fence. Now the fence is about 5 1/2 feet high all around and much sturdier. Today I hammered staples into the wooden posts and secured the lower layers of buried fence and chicken wire to the new one. Now we just need to work on the gate.
Today I planted broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and lettuce. The old garden hose I found on the plot is still functional and I gave everything a good soaking. The fava beans were just starting to push up through the soil. Honestly, I've never had the opportunity to eat a fava bean, but I got the seeds for free last year and figured it was worth trying. Dylan is excited just because Hannibal Lector eats them. If nothing else, they are supposed to be a good nitrogen fixing cover crop. If you are curious, you can see the gardens if you look for the Rock Meadow Conservation area in Belmont and zoom in. My garden is on the south side, but hidden by the trees.
Below: the latest garden plan
The wildflower meadow has sprouted in the backyard and I transplanted snap dragons, poppies, hyssop, and cat mint out to the front. So far it still looks pretty bare but we did have a few bulbs bloom this week. I've also been dividing and redistributing hostas and yarrow to fill things out.