We are *far* from amazing gardeners, but we were lucky enough to end up with a house that has a nice big garden plot in the back. We’ve gardened with varying success every year – and this year we’re going to try to keep better records of our successes (and failures) in the garden.
We’re going to try to document our gardening attempts for a few (good?) reasons:
- We have a lot to learn. Maybe others reading will have tips/tricks for us to try and improve.
- It will keep us on top of things. If we vow to take photos every week, well – we’ll want to make sure the garden is nicely weeded before we take the photos, won’t we?
- It will be interesting! Well, it will be interesting for us. We’ll get to see how much change is noticeable over just a week’s time.
We may not post about our garden every single week – maybe every other week – maybe once a month, but we will have photos for every single week.
This weekend we finally planted. A bit later than we’d like, but I think we’re finally past the fear of too-cold overnight lows. So, what did we plant?
- Tomato: A must for us. We ended up with 8 plants – 4 roma and 4 regular tomatoes.
- Eggplant: We’ve never done eggplant before… hopefully it works out for us! We got the classic variety.
- Zucchini: We had AMAZING success with this last year. It’s almost too easy to grow, and it grows huge. As a result, this year we only planted one.
- Cayenne Peppers: We’ve done sweet peppers before and have never had the best of luck. Curious to see how these work out! We planted 3 total – one in the main garden plot, and one each in two planters.
- Romaine Lettuce: A big hit last year. We loved being able to walk out into the garden and get lettuce for a quick salad. It bolted towards the end of the year, so hopefully it’ll last longer this year. We planted 3 total.
- Arugula: We wanted more types of lettuce this year, so we planted 4 arugula plants, and
- Red Leaf Lettuce: 4 total – two in the main garden plot, and two in a large planter (which are probably too squished, but we’re trying).
- Spinach: 4 plants total. I hope this works!
- Basil: 4 plants total, two each in large planters.
We also have a rosebush, planted last year – that seems to be thriving. I should probably prune it back more, but I’m a bit intimidated about messing it up. Behind the rosebush there is also a small flowering vine, but I have my doubts that that is going to survive the season:
I can’t wait to get some roses from our garden in the house. There are a *ton* of buds, so I have high hopes.
And here is the entire plot on week 1, June 6th:
And finally – proof of why garden shoes shouldn’t have holes in them: