About a month and a half ago, I posted that I had started my garden on a nice spring afternoon. I had planted some broccoli, an artichoke, strawberries, and four tomato plants.
The good news is, despite freezing temperatures, the artichoke, broccoli, and strawberries survived. The bad news is, I lost my tomatoes. I knew when I bought the tomatoes that it was pretty early in the season for planting them, but I let my enthusiasm for the sunny day get in the way of good judgment. Lesson learned. Don’t plant tomatoes until May.
Now it’s May, and we had a sunny morning yesterday. So I got out the rest of my containers and started seeds…lots of seeds. I planted:
Over the weekend, I hope to set up our old square foot garden frame, so I can plant some squash and cucumbers. I’ve finally settled on a space in the yard that would be suitable for the square foot garden. I need to move my compost pile first though.
I haven’t spent a whole lot of money on our garden this year. I had to buy seeds, but so far I’ve only needed a couple of bags of soil. I brought all the soil from my square foot garden with us last year when we moved. And then, of course, I spend double what I had planned on tomatoes, because the frost killed the first plants.
I’m looking forward to an abundant harvest this year. And since the garden is out on the deck, it’s really handy for going out and picking veggies as needed! The first broccoli heads are starting to peek through the leaves, and I can’t wait to taste the yummy goodness of home grown veggies!
How is your garden growing? What did you plant?
Photos: my patio garden, broccoli
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