The one hobby that I have gotten rid of because of the the added work days this year is gardening. I love to garden but there just isn't enough time in the day. There was a huge sale on plants and soil so I finally gave in. I spend a good deal of my weekend preparing the bed and then connecting a drip irrigation system that I purchased a few years ago but had never installed.
Here is my blueberry bush that the girls have named Blue Baby. I also planted watermelon (worth a shot), orange peppers and several varieties of tomatoes. I have three larger beds on the other side of the house but I know I won't have time for that much. I'm keeping it simple.
You can kind of see the irrigation system. It works so well! While I was at it I dug around, laid weed fabric, and mulched my three citrus trees. They are finally producing fruit (because I finally fertilized and watered them). Let's hope it doesn't get too hot too soon and fry all my plants! I also hope that the squirrels stay away long enough for us to get some of the harvest. They are my main garden pest.
Any garden aspirations this year?