Sunday, March 25, 2012

How does your garden grow?

Found these to at Hobby Lobby! Love how something so small and simple can change an ugly wall!

Well, 10 days after planting our seeds we have some emerging!


The pumpkin pushing through the soil

The radishes are out in force!

The Corn

One of my favorite of the Beans. The outer coat of the bean seed is still on
Uncurling from below the soil

This morning before church none of these were above the surface. This was at about 6 pm tonight! Nice and full and green! Plus, there are three different stages of immersion from the soil!

My biggest annoyance with the garden is the weeds! Look around the corn plant and you will see little dark green cotyledons, these are this very invasive creepy crawly weed that I have a lot of trouble keeping out of the garden. Any advise to get rid of it totally?
Looks like there is already a flower on the acorn squash? Not doing too well but the sun is still not at the right angle to give it direct sun.
The peppermint

Some of the pepper plants

The Tomato Plants
The Cilantro, has improved greatly!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Almost 3 years "off"

So I just realized that I have not been truly gardening for a long time. I think that it is for two main reasons.

1. I was pregnant two summers ago and last summer I had a baby.

2. I really despise desert soil!

Well, we have jumped back into the gardening side of things. We (Zane, Myself and my Husband) have gotten the soil loosened and spread our beautiful compost in with it. We have planted tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, peppermint, cucumbers, acorn squash, eggplant, cantaloupe and yellow squash from transplants. Then from seeds, corn, beans, pumpkin, white pumpkin, grey squash, and watermelon. David, my husband, is going to put lattice up on the cement block wall to help "cool" the wall from the intense sun to help with more success on the growth of the plants.

Our plan is to plant a vine of some kind come October to protect the plants from the sun and allow for better growth. But if we were to plant now the vines would die.

Here is to happy spring/early summer yummy vegetables and to a 17 month old staying out of the garden!

A Tour of The Garden

Pepper Plants

Tomato Plants
Cilantro, Peppermint, Cucumber
Acorn and Yellow Squash

Our new containers!
The one container which was filled. This is the tomato plant, with green and red pepper and strawberries!