We planted our vegetable garden! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! We've had beautiful weather this last week (I can't believe it's only just March) and it looks like (knock on wood) we're done with frost until next year. Our Mesquite tree is blooming and we're trusting it knows what it's doing!
Here is what we started with. I took this picture in December. Imagine it with several more months growth:
And now...drum roll please...we have 5 tomatoes, 1 butternut squash, 1 yellow crooked neck squash, 2 rows carrots, 2 rows radishes, 2 pots jalapeno peppers, 1 mint, 1 dill, and 2 nasturtiums.
We tried to lay everything out with good partners. The carrots are near the tomatoes, the radishes are marking the carrot rows (theoretically the radishes should come up first), the squashes both have space and are surrounded by the radishes and nasturtiums...
The peppers and one of the tomatoes are in big pots along the fence. We'll see which ones do better--the ones near the house, or the ones near the fence. We couldn't decide which place got more sun. I put the mint and dill in pots also since they would probably take over everything else in the garden if we let them!
We need to get a few more cages for the tomatoes and some posts for the peppers and one more big pot...we're starting seeds for a very special plant but I figured I'd wait to see if I could get the starts to come up before I buy a pot! I'll tell everyone what it is when I can tell it starts growing!
Here is the dill and mint plants (and a pot of flowers on the left...can't wait for it to bloom!):
Peppers and one tomato!
All the rest of our plants...obviously, the carrots and radishes will be a while.
It's a start! As our "starter" vegetable garden, we're just hoping everything works out. We're take what we learned and use it when we plant fall veggies...or expand our garden next year!
This is the first time I've had a vegetable garden since I was a child and it's brought back such wonderful memories. I've been remembering the fun my brothers and I had picking tomatoes, zucchini, and strawberries, catching frogs...
I can't wait to start making gardening memories with L. She already loves being outside. She loves watering the plants. She loves picking tomatoes. We're off to a good start.
Here's hoping everything keeps growing!