Here is how things started at our new home. We made these 6 raised beds (3 rectangular and 3 square). We filled the beds with a mix of gardening mix from the local business where buy it by the truckload and then made another trip for another truck load of Mushroom compost at another business. We learned how to start our seeds inside so these are all grown from seed plants except the strawberries which are doing horrible.
Here is the progress the corn has been making in the small square to the far left and back of the picture.
The peppers have had a rough start this year with the delayed warm up so they are pretty short but I couldn’t believe it when I actually found some peppers on one of them this evening. This is the middle rectangular bed.
The rectangle at the very right in the picture is mostly tomato’s with some lettuce and basil planted in as well. It again started slow but I have several different tomato’s on them but none have turned red yet but I am so ready.
The front square bed is pretty sad. Then only thing growing good in it is the thyme. I planted some strawberry plants we picked up in there but they are pretty sad and then I added some Thyme and Cantaloupe. I believe the rabbits are nibbling on their leaves. Grrrr, can’t wait to get it fenced off. I will show you my why in the next picture after this sad little square bed’s pics. Isn’t this one just sad. My mother-in-law has been enjoying strawberries for weeks but these babies don’t stand a chance so I added the Thyme and a couple cantaloupe plants.
Now the next garden bed is the left rectangle. It is a catch all bed. It has several tomato plants, some basil, some lettuce and flowers. It really took off and has become a favorite to more than just me as you will see. Look at how great it is all doing. Hmm, look closely at that lettuce plant in the bottom right. Oh, you need a closer picture?
Yeah, It appears this bed is not just my favorite. As I was watering one of my lettuce plants really started squirming. After throwing down my watering wand and upon closer inspection these little boogers are the reason why. 8-/ Not quite sure what to think but everyone is telling me not to fret because they will simply hop away in a couple days. I will give it a couple days then I may have to take action. I can’t wait to get this little area fenced in.
One last bed to show you. That is the square in the middle. It is home to some shallots, scallions, lettuce and brussel sprouts. I think it is doing pretty good. How are your gardening efforts going this year? What do you want out of your garden? I am hoping to can some tomato’s. May make some into spaghetti sauce and some salsa…may even try ketchup this year.