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...
Baby Habanero plant with one of my painted paint stick plant markers
Bush Green Beans planted between all of the tennis ball cans....
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!