I expanded the garden a gain — little by little it grows. I want it to be bigger yet I want it to be manageable. I had a little section of about 18″ x 36″ next to the existing strawberries. I had approximately 36 plants to begin with. They send runners and spread quickly. They haven’t done that this year. I think I have a rabbit, I know I have skunks and raccoons.
So I filled the area with approximately 2 Cu. feet of soil, the equivalent of one bag of soil. I transplanted three two year old strawberry plants into the space. They seem quite happy.
I moved a tomato plant that wasn’t doing very well, to a different location which left an open spot. I had a pot of yellow zinnias that were doing well in the pot but were getting crowded so I moved them to the vacancy left from the tomato.
That left what I think is a pumpkin. I think it is a pumpkin — it is a volunteer. I threw a bunch of seeds into a pot last year and this year after it rained something started growing. I went to the gardening center and bought a metal supportto stake it up. I wanted something simple like bamboo sticks. I found bamboo in 5 foot long, and 8 foot long for $45+. I was thinking of something considerably less.the strawberries look a little chewed and there is a half eaten strawberry hanging from one of the little stems. The little critters have to eat too. I am surprised they have left the Blackberries alone. Maybe they don’t like those aggressive thorns.