Good morning! Yesterday I made a trip to the nursery for a few things I needed to get my garden in the ground. I came home, and slipped on my gardening clothes, and got busy. I prepped the boxes, by turning over the soil, and adding fresh composted soil from my own compost bin. Then some fresh organic bagged soil to top each box off, and got to planting. I rotate my crops, making sure I never plant the same things, in the same garden boxes. Especially tomatoes! Last year I tried several heirloom varieties of tomatoes. Although they were tasty, their yield was not high. I went back to the beefsteak variety this year. I only planted four seedlings. However, I still need to plant some sweet grape tomatoes in a container or two.
I have one box with all types of lettuces. I call it my Salad Bowl.
I planted some strawberries, and will be planting more. There is nothing like a vine ripened berry!
This box also has my broccoli seeds planted. And one jalapeno pepper in front corner. Last summer with only one jalapeno pepper plant, I got hundreds of peppers for my homemade salsa.
I decided to not plant any squash this year. Last year, it took up so much room in my garden, and I wound up giving most of it away. I am planting only what I know we like. And a few things I have never planted before. Like beets, and swiss chard.
Today I have to go back to get some more soil, and then I will plant all of the cabbage in one box. Last year, we loved the fresh cabbage, and it takes up a good deal of space. So I am devoting one whole box to it this year. I will also be planting several containers that I can move around, and replant as the summer goes on. I will still be putting in potatoes, corn, sweet peas and green beans. But for the most part, the planting is done, and I am ready to garden!
A little off subject here. I finished my Spring Wreath of crochet flowers. This was taken with my iphone. I need to take a better photo. I had so much fun making this.
I will be moving it. I just hung it on a cupboard to photograph it. I already have some ideas for my Fall wreath that I will begin soon.
While walking around the nursery yesterday, I kept looking at all of the pretty hanging baskets. I have had these before, but with our heat in the summer, they just never stay pretty for long. I couldn't resist this one, to hang on the hook outside my kitchen window where I watch the hummers from my sink.
So pretty! It makes me smile.