Things are finally taking off! It’s been a bumpy start to be sure. I just couldn’t find a minute to tend my garden if my life depended on it! Ugh I hate being so busy that my personal priorities have to be put aside. All for good reasons, but still. I just missed my garden and couldn’t stop kicking myself for how far behind I was getting. With a little tenacity and burning the candle at both ends, results are beginning to show. Come check it out!
Let’s start with the pretties.
My first dahlia bloom….
The rest are on the way 😀
I finally got my lavender to come back and it’s doing great! Smells so good.
I’m super happy with the progress of my homemade hanging baskets.
Like I said, I’ve been too busy to complete all my veggie garden projects on time. So with little time for pruning, a few plants went wild… namely the catnip and oregano.
Yes, my friends, that is a wheel barrow full of catnip! I already have plenty so I’m giving this up to the compost gods. The oregano, on the other hand, is drying nicely and should be ready for the herbs and spices cupboard shortly.
The peas are finally coming in. Although I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be a bumper crop. I think the soil in that corner is a bit to saturated for anything to grow in the spring. Oh well, live and learn. The slug problem I had a month ago has thankfully dissipated.
The strawberries are doing really well. It amazes me how one plot of land can behave completely different from another. At my old house, I couldn’t get to the strawberries before the birds did, I only live about 15 miles away and don’t have that problem at all now….weird. Not that I’m complaining.
I feel like I’m finally dialed in on carrots. Thank you Mark from Mark’s Veg Plot for suggesting container carrots. I’ve never had such a good looking crop! Converted! Lettuce bed in the background. I keep thinning it and using the baby clippings in salads, yum!
The elephant garlic is bolting so it should be ready to harvest within the month.
Another experiment of mine: hot peppers in hanging baskets vs. in the ground. We shall see which yields more fruit!
Onions looking happy!
I’m really proud of my tomatoes. They are all doing great! It’s hard to tell the ones I bought from the store apart from the ones I grew from seed! Yay! Tomatoes Galore!
Today marks the final big chore in the veggie plot: Setting up the soaker hoses (post coming soon!) Now everything is planted and automatically watered. So all I have to do is weed (ugh) and harvest!
Happy Garden, Happy Me!
How is your garden growing?