My spring garden is all planted! It’s been taking me a little longer than I thought to get everything in the ground…mainly due to this:
But last night I finished everything on my checklist by finally planting my cucumber and bean seeds. I am definitely looking forward to seeing everything grow! I still have a few little things left, but from here to June there will always be something to take care of…I guess I like it that way.
I can’t believe it was a year ago that I first posted about my garden. It’s so fun to have the same space for a second year in a row (usually I move around every year or so). I rotated all my crops to new places and am hoping that they do well in their new homes.
In my main garden, we are still harvesting some carrots and beets from my fall gardening. The onions, lettuce, and chard have been going strong since January. My chive plants that I put in last year are just living it up and doing really well.
My strawberries are doing amazing. Last year they didn’t do too bad, but the squirrels always beat me to the ripe ones. Not this year thanks to my “squirrel fortress.” Last week I enjoyed my first ripe strawberry of the season, it seriously might be the best strawberry I have ever tasted…
Before I could plant my tomato and pepper transplants I bought at the plant sale, I had to pull out my brassica plants—cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. I was hoping the broccoli would go to seed before I had to do this, but there wasn’t enough time and I was more than ready for these plants to go. Although not before I harvested some beautiful (and tasty) heads of cabbage.
So after letting the soil rest for a few days, I planted all my transplants into the main garden and into my pots—tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, and some herbs. Everything is doing well, except I randomly lost one of the tomatillo plants. A little sad about that but I did buy four this year so I think I will survive.
I am definitely making good on my resolution of attempting to do more container gardening (as you can see above) this year. Besides tomatoes and peppers, I also have radishes, onions, lettuce, and a plethora of new and still going strong herbs from last year.
One of the newest additions to my patio garden is my Meyer lemon tree. I wish the pictures could capture its amazing aroma. There are so many beautiful blooms that the bees are just loving it (and I am doing my best to discourage our allergic-to-bees dog to mind her own business and not bother the bees).
And last but not least, my side garden. I started utilizing this garden space last fall and have expanded this season. I already planted tons of onions in January that are getting larger everyday, and am waiting for the cucumber and beans to make their debut. Hoping they will by the end of next week.
This is the first time that I am trying cucumbers, and my expectations are high. I heard they grow really well in Austin. But I will have to keep you posted on this.
How are your spring gardens shaping up? I would love to see pictures of what you are planting and hear any of your spring gardening tips! Just leave a little note below.
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