I labeled a panoramic photo to help me remember what went where (oops; the onions are between the peas and beans):
|Peas are up!|
The following photo was taken from the opposite corner, showing the garden's position relative to our house. The photo after that was taken from our front door.
|Yes, our garden is that little pocket-sized space tucked amidst the trees.|
As you can see, the garden's location is far from ideal, surrounded by trees we are unwilling to remove, which have gotten considerably bigger since we chose this space many years ago. On top of that, Rick has put in more and more berries and grapes (on the left, behind the ornamental cherry and oak trees), leaving less room for annuals. If I had my druthers, I'd let him take over that whole space for his "babies" and move the vegetable garden to a more open spot with all-day sun (in raised beds!), but I'd need to find a whole lotta help – or money to hire someone....
Still, the garden as it stands does provide food for our table. I've been harvesting rhubarb for weeks, and yesterday I got my first taste of these: