Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Veggie Garden Update

I got all my veggies planted and am enjoying seeing them grow. I started most of the seedlings indoors about three or four weeks earlier than last year to give them a better head start, which ended up being around the last week in February .  I really think I could have started them earlier though, especially the peppers because they take a long time to sprout. Next year I am going to start them on the first of February, which will be fun because February is such a boring month for me!



My tomatoes are doing great!  I did three regular tomato plants and three beefsteak tomato plants. I am overexcited to have fried green tomato sandwiches!

My cucumbers are doing great too. I'm not a huge fan of cucumbers, but I kind of want to try making pickles so I planted them anyway.

I decided to add more flowers to my garden this year. I plants lots of marigolds and nasturtiums that I grew from seed to look pretty among my veggies and also to help keep bad bugs away from them.

 I love how the nasturtium leaves look like tiny lily pads. 

Last year suqash borers ruined every squash plant I had. So this year I put little shirts around them to protect them. Hopefully it works!  I planted so many different kinds of squash and gourds.

Cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower are coming along nicely. I put in new plants every couple of weeks to hopefully have a constant harvest.

Last year my Luffa plants failed miserably. They finally grew fruits but they didn't mature in time before the first frost. This year I started them way earlier but dang bugs kept coming along and chewing them! Even though I put strong repellent on them. They look pretty sad but are making progress, I really hope they work this year!

My peas are doing great!  Last year they didn't do anything. They sprouted, looked really bad and then died. This year a planted about 4 times as many thinking most of them would die, but, actually they all lived and now I have peas taking over an entire corner of my garden. But that's okay because I love peas!

The only thing I am discouraged about are my carrots. I planted seeds weeks ago and they have barely done anything. I put a bunch of fertilizer on them so maybe that will speed them up. Haha.

Are you growing any vegetables this year? 


4 comments:

  1. My carrots seemed to take an age before they got around to doing anything, they seem to have come on leaps in the last week or so to the point I got around to thinning them out yesterday. I think most of my plants are all just confused about what to do because our weather keeps jumping between frost warnings into the 80's. Even I'm confused lol.

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  2. Your garden looks great! I sadly planted a few weeks ago, and then it SNOWED again so mine aren't doing so well! Hope you're having a great day! xo Hannah

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  3. It's so cool how you in the south get to start your garden much earlier. Up here we're just getting started, but all that means is your garden is goals!

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  4. Little shirts around your plants made me giggle! You tell a good story and your garden is looking super. Thanks for the extra seedlings you gave me. Growing things is fun. Xo♡ mom

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