Remember our garden back in March?
|Our Garden - March 31, 2011|
Here it is now:
|Our Garden - June 30, 2011|
Well, we lost our pole beans (grasshopper - it was kindly relocated, but too late for the beans), our sunflowers (I don't know what those bugs were), and zucchini (borers), but I think we did quite well overall for our first garden.
We learned a very important lesson:
Tap water is not equal to rain water.
Thankfully it's raining again, so the plants are happier. The drought now has me thinking about some sort of rainwater collection system. One day . . .
For now, the cucumbers are finally growing, and I'm going to plant a second crop later this summer.
Yes, I realize these babies need to climb. I'm going to add a homemade trellis something-or-other soon and plant more beans, too.
|The giant purple zinnias were just a bit too "giant" for the raised bed, |
but they transplant nicely into the front beds.
See that delightful bunch of goodness hiding amid the tomatoes? That's the lemon-lime basil.
I am still in shock that I grew tomatoes. I mean I actually grew tomatoes. Tasty ones.
We're so excited about the garden, and I have big plans through the fall.
Plus, the seven-year-old has requested her own bed of brussel sprouts (yes, you read that correctly, brussel sprouts), so we're planning a winter garden as well.
Thanks for visiting our garden!