I do have my rhubarb, mint, and some strawberries. I've already picked the rhubarb 3 times, and it needs it again. I've been pulling up mint runners for a few months also.
Since it's already mid-July, I'm debating just doing some fall crops like lettuce. I hate to leave my garden fallow this year, but looking at total days to harvest for the veggies I want doesn't leave enough time, especially if weather doesn't cooperate and we have an early frost. I think fondly of my corn crop from 2 years ago, and how I want to try pickling my cucumbers someday.
|my little corn field in 2010|
|my previous garden|
|Backyard in 2012, YIKES!|
|Dead lawn in the front yard.|
The front yard will get the weeds pulled, the tree trimmed/limbed up, some shrubs moved, and everything ready for planting this fall. We don't need the lawn in the front, it used more water than flowers will, and even though the soil is horrible (sandy with maybe an inch of topsoil), the area is irrigated so I thought I'd design a nice little flower garden where I can put the plants that require more water. I have an idea of the plants I'd like already, I just need to organize them into the space according to mature size and height, bloom time and color.
So tell me, are you a lazy yard keeper, or the neighborhood lawn police? Do you prefer native plantings, or is water no factor? Are there things about your yard that embarrass you?