READY, SET, GROW! GARDEN UPDATE
(Garden prior to planting)
(Garden after 5 days)
(Garden after 1.5 weeks)
(Garden after 2.5 weeks)
The garden really is picking up speed! We have been having a nice mix of rainy and sunny days and I have been watering the garden lightly every day if there is no rain…
It is really growing!
Everything is up now! The parsley pulled through! As of right now the basil (left) and cilantro (right) are winning the herb war…
The radishes continue to amaze me with their growth spurts…
I nearly have four peppers!
…and the peas are really popping up!
A while back I promised to share what I planted in each square of my garden. Since this is the first year I have tried a garden, I planted multiple rows of several different varieties of plants. I plan to see what grows best and how much it produces and use that knowledge to help plan my garden when next year rolls around.
There you have it folks! I didn’t use any scientific method to lay out the garden, but I did try to group plants that climb together (like the peas) so I can use one trellis for both rows. I will still need at least two trellises though, since I planted the garden beans more in the middle of the garden. Like I said, this is a trial and error year. I will take notes and make needed changes to next year’s plan.
When I was walking back through the yard I noticed something in a clump of weeds… (or at least I thought they were weeds)
See that pop of red?
I found a hidden strawberry plant! Actually I found about four hidden strawberry plants! And yes, Jim and I split that strawberry and it was so good!
On a side note (and on the side bar—>) I started a blogroll. It is a small collection of the blogs I like to drop in on for inspiration or just to see what their owners are upto…
One such blog (Making it Lovely) is having a Social Space Makeover Contest.
I didn’t enter the contest, but another awesome and retro-tastic blogger (who happens to be listed on my blogroll) did enter the contest. Her name is Heather and she has a really cool house with her husband Mike and their daughter. I recommend you check out her blog, she really knows how to fix up a house!
That’s Heather & Mike’s house, very cool isn’t it??? Image from http://heatherandmike.wordpress.com)
If you feel so compelled to help her win the Social Space Contest, please hop on over to Making it Lovely and cast your vote for Heather-but hurry because the contest is over Friday the 17th at noon! Everyone gets only one vote, so make it count!
I personally would love to see what they can do with her outdoor space. If you agree, vote for her here.