So far this spring has been a fizzle. Not to say that I'm disappointed with so many people's lives torn apart from horrific weather in the mid-west and southern parts of the United States and elsewhere around the world ... but our damp, cloudy, rainy cool weather in the Pacific and Inland Northwest has given gardeners a run for their money. Hubby and I are just about finished with the newly installed raised bed garden; we are adding fine bark on the ground to suppress weeds. Fencing has been put up around the center section of the garden. As you can see from the photo, I have some beds sitting outside the fence. These are my deeper beds with fine wire mesh installed in the bottoms that are a foot deep to be used for root veggies. Hoops or wire surrounds will eventually be installed to keep the deer and moose from lunching on the plants. The mesh wire is to keep the pesky voles from stealing whole crops from underground tunnels. This interior/exterior fence planting has worked for us in the past as it keeps the large animals from attempting to leap over the fence .. and I really didn't want the expense nor view of an 8 foot garden fence.
How is your garden growing?