Tuesday, June 3

Garden Update!

Well, we're on a roll! We planted early, yes we know, but thus far, we're pretty happy with the results.

Our snap peas and pole garden beans are doing really well. Our tomatoes were all destroyed or didn't take, so we bought new plants last week. Our chili peppers are coming in nicely, along with green onions.

Our herb garden is doing exceptionally well. We have basil, rosemary, lemon thyme, cilantro and parsley. We have more cilantro than we know what to do with. We're trying to figure out what to do with what we cut today.

Also, we have an eggplant, squash and a pumpkin that are doing great. We're going to be planting carrots, cucumbers, zucchini and corn this week too.

It's really starting to look like a real garden! The last "big" thing we want to do is put down some gravel and a fence with a gate to keep the garden area separate from the yard so that boys and toys don't end up back there.

On a side planting note, we pulled out the two ugly bushes in the front of our home. We planted zennia, salvia, gerbera daisies and marigolds. It looks so much better and more well-kept. It's been a lot of work this weekend, but it's been worth it.


Lorene said...

Lookin' good Momma!
All that hard work really pays off. Turst me, thats what I keep telling myself. lol.

Tiffany said...

wonderful! I want Carlos to pull the bushes out of one of our front boxes but it hasn't happened yet

Marissa said...

oh it looks great!!!!!!!!!!

i'll totally take some cilantro when i see you - and especially later this season when i'm ready to make salsa. we'll barter. LOL

Jen said...

Everything is looking great!

We had lots of bushes when we first moved in and it was so worth all the work to yank them out. Always looks much neater imo.

And you can freeze some herbs, just make sure they are totally dry when you do it. Not 100% about cilantro though.

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

Look at you go! I can't even keep a marigold that Gavin gave me for Mother's Day alive, so I might as well forget ever being able to grow a garden. That's totally awesome though!

Brightside said...

love those color choices for your front flowers, and the cilantro is YUMMY, thanks!