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Gardening this Past weekend

Monday, March 10, 2014

Here are some pictures of my garden after I got some veggie babies (plants, seeds and roots) in the ground.

I have three tomato plants (all cherry/grape sizes), more pepper plants than I had planned, big section of green beans, cucumbers, zucchini's and crocked neck squash with others yet to plant. And I increased the size of the asparagus plot.

I tried planting a couple weeks ago but one night was colder than expected (didn't get think and it froze (I thought) my tomatoes and peppers. All were still green below the surface but I took out and replaced the tomatoes. The peppers had some green leaves below the ground so I replanted those in addition to the new ones. I don't even like peppers but Andy does and they are all hot varieties, too.

I put juice bottles (with the tops cut off and holes in the bottom) and the same for tennis ball cans (I play tennis) in the ground around my plants to get water to the roots. We are often on watering restrictions and our temps spend most of the summer at 100* or more. I have found I use less water and the plants are a lot stronger when I water below the plants instead of the surface.

The chickens found the lettuce this past week so I put bird netting around their side to keep them out. The lettuce will re-grow so no harm. I just think it's funny. The last pic is of the lettuce a few days after they gave it a trim.

I also got a lot of herbs in the containers around the garden. I'll do another blog with some pic's of those next time. I forgot to take current pics of them yesterday.

Can't wait till I can start picking veggies!

(uploaded from my phone and not all the pics are rotated - sorry)

Cucumbers with tomatoe cages for them to climb on...


Squash (Zucchini) with Paprika trying to figure out how to get past the bird netting!


More squash. I'll come back and plant seeds in the gaps...


Peppers


More Peppers....


Baby Habanero plant with one of my painted paint stick plant markers


Bush Green Beans planted between all of the tennis ball cans....


Beans again...


Asparagus roots under this section...it was a section about 2ft by 3ft. now they have 8 feet by 3ft


Tomatoes are here...I like indeterminate plants. They are vines not bushes so I give them something I can tie them to as they grow.


Poor lettuce! It sprouted in Oct but never grew more than an inch tall. The past few weeks it had started to grow. I would have been picking it by this coming weekend. Now it has to start over!


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  • v DEB62BIE62
    How fun. We went to a garden in Boerne, and they showed us how to make a garden. They have a great one at the Cibolo Nature Center. emoticon
    808 days ago
  • v MOONSHADOW145
    Beautiful garden, oh I can't wait for real tomatoes and fresh crisp lettuces!
    809 days ago
  • v GRACIEC
    Looks fantastic! I love the idea of the juice containers - I never thought of that and we have water restrictions too!
    809 days ago
  • v GRAMMYEAC
    Looks great. Mine is still under 2 feet of snow....
    810 days ago
  • v CATLOVER110
    Wow, you did a lot! It looks great! emoticon
    810 days ago
  • v JENSHAINES
    Your garden looks GREAT! I've heard actually that when chickens eat arugula, their yolks are particularly large and rich. This happened via accident through a friend of mine who farms full-time. Enjoy your planting this evening!
    810 days ago
  • v SAASHA17
    cant wait to see it full bloom..yum on all the veggies...i might try my hand at some beginner veggie plot in my new yard ..lets see how much time I can invest in it now..my parents will be visiitng so maybe dad can help..

    would love to grow spinach, carrots and tomatoes:)
    810 days ago
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