I got all my veggies planted and am enjoying seeing them grow. I started most of the seedlings indoors about three or four weeks earlier than last year to give them a better head start, which ended up being around the last week in February . I really think I could have started them earlier though, especially the peppers because they take a long time to sprout. Next year I am going to start them on the first of February, which will be fun because February is such a boring month for me!
My tomatoes are doing great! I did three regular tomato plants and three beefsteak tomato plants. I am overexcited to have fried green tomato sandwiches!
My cucumbers are doing great too. I’m not a huge fan of cucumbers, but I kind of want to try making pickles so I planted them anyway.
I decided to add more flowers to my garden this year. I plants lots of marigolds and nasturtiums that I grew from seed to look pretty among my veggies and also to help keep bad bugs away from them.
I love how the nasturtium leaves look like tiny lily pads.
Last year suqash borers ruined every squash plant I had. So this year I put little shirts around them to protect them. Hopefully it works! I planted so many different kinds of squash and gourds.
Cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower are coming along nicely. I put in new plants every couple of weeks to hopefully have a constant harvest.
Last year my Luffa plants failed miserably. They finally grew fruits but they didn’t mature in time before the first frost. This year I started them way earlier but dang bugs kept coming along and chewing them! Even though I put strong repellent on them. They look pretty sad but are making progress, I really hope they work this year!
My peas are doing great! Last year they didn’t do anything. They sprouted, looked really bad and then died. This year a planted about 4 times as many thinking most of them would die, but, actually they all lived and now I have peas taking over an entire corner of my garden. But that’s okay because I love peas!
The only thing I am discouraged about are my carrots. I planted seeds weeks ago and they have barely done anything. I put a bunch of fertilizer on them so maybe that will speed them up. Haha.
Are you growing any vegetables this year?
My carrots seemed to take an age before they got around to doing anything, they seem to have come on leaps in the last week or so to the point I got around to thinning them out yesterday. I think most of my plants are all just confused about what to do because our weather keeps jumping between frost warnings into the 80's. Even I'm confused lol.
Your garden looks great! I sadly planted a few weeks ago, and then it SNOWED again so mine aren't doing so well! Hope you're having a great day! xo Hannah
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It's so cool how you in the south get to start your garden much earlier. Up here we're just getting started, but all that means is your garden is goals!
Little shirts around your plants made me giggle! You tell a good story and your garden is looking super. Thanks for the extra seedlings you gave me. Growing things is fun. Xo♡ mom