Thursday, May 14
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.
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 jalepeño 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!
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!