After posting the latest dumpster finds I was asked how I knew things left in the laundry room were free to take. Here’s a shot of the entry to the laundry room.
The table was installed to give people a work space. Instead tenants use it to leave unwanted items. You can often find a stack of paperbacks or office supplies there. When laundry detergent is left we assume someone forgot to take it with them when finished and no one touches it. This bottle has sat here for a few days now. It won’t be touched until the owner comes for it, that’s just common courtesy.
Now on to how the garden beds are doing.
Do you remember the wooden pulls I took off the nightstand? I painted them, one blue one yellow, for my grand children and wrote their names on them to define their garden area. They were so excited to see these in the garden. I have taken a couple of shots from a distance as I do not want to publish their names.
You may notice the feathers in the next picture. These are found outside my door or around the bird feeder. My granddaughter brings them in because she believes they are a present left for us from the birds as their way of thanking us for the food we give them. :-) It’s hard to argue with her because we don’t find feathers in front of any of the neighbors doors or anywhere else on the property.
We lost a lot of our plants due to the late frost and then again when we received way too much rain. Lost this year were all but one cabbage plant, quite a few onion plants, peas, celery, most of the cantaloupes we planted early, potatoes even though they did fantastic last year, and even beans. The radishes never took in one bed and the ones in another bed were so hot few of us were able to enjoy them. I know more was lost but can’t think of them now.
One surprising crop for me were the carrots. I have never been able to grow carrots until this year. But thanks to suggestions from you I changed the soil I planted them in and had a lovely crop of the sweetest carrots I’ve ever had. I was so excited by this as you saw I planted another bed of carrots.
How are your gardens doing? What challenges have you faced this year?