Thursday, May 14

May Garden

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I thought it would be fun to share photos of what's happening in my garden so far this season!  That way, when I share pictures later in the year, you have a point of reference.  I always love looking back at the beginning pictures as the season progresses.

This is the first year I've ever attempted broccoli, and so far it's very exciting!  I have little broccoli babies peeking through.  Our strawberries are on their third year, so they are already yielding fruit for us.  I let my cilantro just grow at the end of last season and it sprouted flowers which turned into seeds!  I plucked the seeds from the plants this spring and the rain and sunshine did the rest of the work for me.  The garlic I planted last year and had no luck at all, but this year it's doing something (need to do more research on garlic b/c I know nothing) and that's cool.

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Here's a wider shot of one of my garden boxes.  I always appreciate seeing posts from people with smaller gardening spaces because that's what I'm dealing with.  Johnny added my third box last year because I was running out of space, and it's been nice being able to spread some things out.  I'm still moving plants around a bit, but for now this is what it looks like.  In the back I have garlic, tomatoes, green bell peppers x 2.  That baby in the front is a banana pepper guy, but he might be moving next to my jalepe├▒o plant because those strawberries are trying to take over.  I also planted a blackberry bush about 3 years ago and it looks like we are going to have a great deal of blackberries this year!  Hope and Johnny are most excited about this!

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My pole beans, sugar snap peas, sweet peas, and cucumbers are all sprouting from seeds.  I had a bit of trouble with my peas last year, so they are getting extra love and attention right now.  Also, I typically plant herbs in the bed with the roses, so I need to go shopping and get on that.  Right now the only thing I have is sweet basil and it's doing really well.

Okay, that's what my garden looks like in May!  You KNOW I will have updates as the season moves on because it's my favorite warm weather hobby!  Happy Thursday, friends!


8 comments:

  1. Hi Katie :-) Just wanted to let you know that you have inspired my daughters and I to start our own veggie garden. We love all of the fun possibilities of dishes we can make and I also like the money we could save too. Your garden is looking lovely. Good job! :-)

    Sincerely,

    Laurali Star

    http://www.lauralistar.com/

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  2. We used to have lemon and mint in our garden and it always smelled so good! Great in tea, too!

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  3. So cute!! Homegrown veggies always taste better too !

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  4. Love! Your garlic looks like it's sending up seed heads, also called scapes. It's good to break off that part so the plant doesn't expend its energy in producing seeds but can focus on growing a big bulbous root - and you can use the scapes in cooking! :)

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  5. I love your garden posts! It's so inspiring. I have a small container garden I'm hoping I can keep alive in the Phoenix heat!

    Laura

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  6. Oh my goodness-- those roses look amazing! I love that they swirl into a little point on top. Your garden is too adorable. What a fun hobby!

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  7. So pretty. Very jealous of what you have so far. -Hanna Lei

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  8. Hi Katie, I love your blog, especially garden related posts as I am trying to start a tiny balcony based garden and so far pretty hopeless at succeeding :)

    I get bugs on everything I plant and have no idea how to get rid of them using smth organic...Like mint, for instance, it gets yellow and withered cause of bugs. Would you happen to have any advice for me?

    I would appreciate it! Thanks! :)

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