garden, year 2

I'm back with year two of my garden adventures. Last year was my first year growing food, well, anything really. So I was excited this spring to branch out a little and get a little wild and crazy with the garden. Well, wild and crazy for me. And then the rains came. And didn't stop for about 3 months. Oy. Naturally, my little garden freaked. It was drowning! But I'm happy to report that the sun has come out finally, and we had our first harvest:

Spinach (oh yum), green onions and two of the cutest strawberries ever. Oh and they were delicious as well.

Source of the strawberries.

The wild and craziness this year was experimentation with seeds. I know not all the crazy, for experienced gardeners, but this novice has never grown from seeds and was little nervous. My neighbor is a great gardener and talked me into it -- and has patiently answered all my questions. Such as, how do I know when to pull up my carrots? Or beets? I tried to pull up an onion the other day. Not so much ready yet.

We have rogue cats and squirrels in our neighborhood that delight in torturing me digging up anything I plant. So up went a little fence to protect my seeds. It worked like a charm! Above, carrots and onions (from seed!).

Beets. Are they're leaves gorg? And, round 2 of cilantro. We lost round 1 in the great spring flood.

Swiss chard. Yum. This one I started way later than the other seeds, so it's a bit smaller. I'm itching to start harvesting! {Please disregard the pesky weed poking his head through. He's been properly disposed of.}

Tomatoes! We had some major tomato problems last year. After a lot of research, I found a few ways to change up my soil. Crossing my fingers it works and I have healthier tomatoes this year.

We unsure if round 1 basil will make it. Isn't that just so sad!

I know other parts of the country have had their own weather woes this spring. How are your gardens? What are you growing?

1 comment:

  1. Way awesome! I don't have a garden. Still in the process of ripping out landscaping I don't like. But first I need to decide what to replace it with so I don't have gigantic holes in my yard.


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