I'm almost finished with planting this summer's garden! I made a little watercolor map of where I'd like to plant everything. I've got a total of 6 garden beds in various locations around the house.
This year we'll have strawberries, asparagus, onions, garlic, beefsteak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red peppers, jalapeno peppers, zucchini cucumbers, radishes, beets, swiss chard, baby romaine, raspberries eggplant, acorn squash, green beans, basil, thai basil, mint, oregano, thyme, sage, and hopefully cherries!
I also built a 5x10' raised bed garden this year to keep out the roving herds of rabbits that reside in our yard. I plan to add two more 4x4' beds next to this one, but I think I'll wait until the fall to do that. :)
The perennial herbs I planted a few years ago are already up and doing great - clockwise from the top: sage, mint, oregano, and chives. These are growing along the south side of our house, and they do great there despite the fact that they are a little bit shaded. Plus, they look lovely once they start to grow and fill out.
The onions just started to pop out of the ground today. I can't wait! For some reason it is impossible to find a fresh onion anywhere in South Dakota. Seriously, all of the ones at the grocery store look diseased! I'm going to eat so many onions this summer.
The swiss chard also popped up this morning. I can't wait! I love chard - it produces all summer, and around here the leaves get huge!
And there are a few pretty flowers starting to pop up all around the house.