The garden is really starting to take off. I am so excited this year because we did not see this much growth last year. Of course, this time we started with plants. The corn though we did with seeds, so that has really grown in the last few weeks.
Our container gardening is going very well too. We had to transplant the tomato plant to the garden because it started to take over the container. This is our first year attempting tomatoes, and I’m hoping for some good, juicy tomatoes!
The cilantro and basil are flourishing; however, my dill is not! Last year it was the opposite. I am hoping to revive the dill though this weekend as I replant it.
Lastly, my husband also planted blackberries near our fence. He is so anxious for those to grow. I am sure he’ll be eating them all summer long.
That’s a look at what is happening in the garden this week. My husband and son go check on the garden each day anxiously awaiting produce!
How are your gardens coming along?
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Hi Kristy, FYI–( I do alot of canning and make lots of pickles)— your DILL— plant somewhere other than in your small garden, it will come back year after year— you use what you want let some grow, it grows tall and looks similar to asparagus ferns and reseeds itself-
Mommy Hates Cooking says
I didn’t know that! Thank you SO much for telling me that! It’s my favorite thing to use in many of my recipes. I didn’t get a chance to plant more today, so I will do that this weekend. I just need to find a good spot!
My mother told me same thing years ago, as I didnt know either- you can pick the heads off and put in paper sacks and store all winter, use in pickles, cooking, canning, and oh yeah onion dill bread!!! of course we live in country, and we planted along a fence row away from garden so seed wouldn’t travel to garden area, mom always said live and learn, lol
oh yeah, just so you can have a really good laugh, the first year of my marriage, I planted my very first garden on my own, when it started coming up I was so proud, I weeded all by my self, my husband came home and I told him and he looked at it and said ” umm why did you leave a row of weeds?”— boo hoo I pulled my beets and left the stupid weeds, who knew at my age beet leaves had red veins in them, I thought it was weeds, lol—
Shay C says
I recently started bucket gardening with my kids. However, I’m noticing a lot of bugs in the soil. Do you have this problem as well? If so, what do you use to get rid of them? I’m afraid they’re going to kill our plants. So far, we’ve planted corn, tomato, watermelon, and green peppers. Our first watermelon try was a bust even though I used a plant that just had to be transplanted.
I’m not sure how to get rid of them all, probably googling will be your best bet; however, my neighbors are using moth balls and they say that works. The stink though is terrible when I go outside though!