Update on our in fall moved beds

Not all plants live, but the tulips are beautiful

Last fall we had moved our plant beds, where we grew vegetables in last year, because they where in the way. We had moved the Tiny House to that spot. We moved the beds along side our outer fens and planted some trees, herbs and different other plants in them. We covered one bed with wood shavings and where very late with covering the other beds with straw. In these beds not all is doing well, but the bed with the wood shavings is doing well. If I look carefully I can find some Mint sticking there heads trough. The lovage is already growing well.

Unfortunately the dogs can access these beds. They do not walk trough them, but of course with all male dogs, they have to pi over everything. So the lovage has to move to a new bed inside the fens, since I want to use it for soups. Digging out the lovage I noticed how nice the soil has become and the garlic growing beside the lovage already has a nice stem. For 2 years we had started these beds with poorly rotten manure, but now it has turned into very beautiful deep black soil with earthworms in there. The lovage moved to the larger stone bed inside the fens and around the lovage we covered the soil with woodchips.

In this bed with the wood shavings the oregano is also coming up nicely. I have more oregano out of the reach of the dogs, so this does not have to move. Other than that I found a strawberry sticking its leave out of the shavings and of course the thistles are doing well also.

In one of the straw beds I also had planted wild garlic. This has come up beautifully, so it was easy to dig up and also move to the stone bed inside the fens. The plants did remarkably well being moved. They never even let there leaves hang.

In another bed the buckeye is starting to thrive and the forget Me Not surrounding it is also coming up nicely. Some of the sage and some garlic have survived the winter.

In another bed the tulips are looking beautiful. Here I have pictures of the tulips taken every few days.