4/8/14 - Indoor Garden Planted (better late than never)
2013 Landscaping & Gardening Spring
2012 Late Summer Garden (Jul/Aug)
This year's garden has been pretty interesting. We had a major drought this summer and had to do a lot of watering. We still had a rough time keeping everything green and ended up losing our green beans. We had a lot of cucumbers, great green peppers and jalapenos, tomatos which are still coming and a few zucchini. It may be too late, but eggplant are also blossoming right now. I have had a lot of problems with insects! They are attacking my rose bushes :(.
I cheated a little bit. The tomatoes on the table are from my Dad's Garden.
Fall Bulb Planting - just a note to self, it is December 1st, 2011 and I still do not have those bulbs in the ground. I will be planting them this week. When they are terrible this spring I can look back and realize it was my fault for waiting so long.
Not salsa, but this photo is just too cute.
2011 Garden Summary (8/26/11) - I don't have pictures to share, but I realized that my little indoor garden project was a success, HOWEVER I mixed up the plants and ended up with a lot of winter squash (acorn and butternut) and my Dad ended up with my cucumber and most of my zucchini. We had planned on sharing the plants 50/50. My tomatos are very extreme, 1/2 of them very small and the other very large. I feel like I learned a lot this year. Not only did all of my tulip bulbs get eaten by squirrels (which now I will have to replant again this fall), but I also didn't end up with all the plants I wanted. Somehow we didn't end up with any eggplant anywhere and I am sure it was planted.
Oh well. There is always next year!
July - Garden
5 Tomato Plants (3 from indoor garden, 2 that replanted on their own from last year)
Zucchini - Winter Squash
Cucumbers and Eggplant - Winter Squash and Zucchini
The last lone pepper plant.
May 26th - Garden and More Flowers
May Flowers - May 2, 2011
I planted my outdoor early spring garden today. We have had such a cold spring this is much later than last year, but I planted basil, lettuce, spinach, radish and green beans. Here is a sneakpeak at some of the flowers that have come up so far.
Grandpa McFarland's Swan hiding out in the Day Lilys
We are finllay starting to get some decent weather! This Saturday I started getting ready for my outdoor garden by planting my indoor garden. I planted a variety of seeds tomatos, peppers, squash, cucumber, zucchinni, eggplant, peas and jalapenos! Each of the 4 gardens have been labeled as Garden #1-4 and each row labeled a-e. Then I wrote what I planted in my garden journal in each of the rows. This is important because when the seedlings begin to grow it will be much easier to distinguish what each plant is and the amount of space they will needed when planted outdoors.
I would have to say last year was my first successful attempt at vegetable and flower gardening. It is one of my favorite summertime activites. I have some exciting plans for the 2011 gardening season which I will be sharing because as with everything it is a project!