Since then I have felt like gardening was in my blood and I was destined to do it some day. I have tried small things over the years but it has never been the right circumstances. I thought about not doing it this 1st year in our house because we were already working hard in the ins and outs and I knew a garden would be more work. I just had to though. I knew I would be longing all summer for it. I thought I might go small but I couldn't. I wanted a big fat garden and sometime I wish I had made it even bigger. I planted when you would typically plant in my neck of the woods and this year mid May was too early. It was too cold and things were not taking off. Many plants died- like 12 cucumbers and some squashes. The tomatoes that I planted 1st have only had a couple tomatoes so far. It is the end of August and things are starting to pick up a bit. I can go out at lunch and dinner and pick something fresh. Yum!
August- Banana Pepper, tomato, watermelon, cilantro, acorn squash, 2 garden pepers, and a tomatillo plant
Another view- the tomatoes in containers are Robyn's
That section didn't get enough water for a while and it is too shaded. My strawberries, beets, onions, and cabbage have not done well :(
August- raspberries, watermelon, and blueberries
I have a canalope planted a long this fence line too
Close up of the garden
Marigolds, potatoes, and tomato or 2
Peas on the left that we took out and have new ones growing- Carrots, beets, and nasturtiums on the right
Newly planted lettuce, spinach, and basil in front- tomatoes, peppers and carrots in back- pumpkins further back
Tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash mixed with carrots and greens and flowers
Carrots seeds kind of went all over
Sweet Banana Pepper
From the other side
I will give you a virtual high five if you can tell me what these big leaves are. It took some work for us to figure it out.