Our garden is planted! I finally got out to get pictures of it; however, after the rain this week we actually have a lot of growth. I’ll have to take some updated pictures. We have lots of lettuce coming in, which I sure hope I can get to before any pests get to it. Last year, it seemed I could never beat the rabbits to my lettuce and we even had fence up around it!
We also just got our herbs planted this week, we were a little late planting those this year. The herbs though may be my favorite part. I love adding fresh herbs to our meals and it’s just so convenient to walk outside and grab my own from the garden.
This year we planted cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, okra, green beans, onions, lettuce, spinach, and bell peppers. I am certain I am missing a few more items too but those I know for sure we planted. We used a lot more seeds this year than we normally do. In the past we used plants; however, we decided to try our hand at seeds again this year.
I also decided to skip planting Jalapeño peppers this year. I rarely ever eat spicy food and we have enough peppers to last me an entire lifetime, even after giving the majority away. I vetoed those this year, knowing that I can get them out of my freezer if I need them.
I have big plans for these green onions, I sure hope they know that I need them to grow well! In a few short weeks green onions will soon appear in just about every dinner I make.
These are the days when I loose my husband to the outdoors. He could spend all day in the garden, and I know deep down he wishes he could!
Here is my gardener in action, I have to admit I have one good looking gardener. We still have a few more things to do to finish up our garden this year, primarily finishing up the fence around it. At our home now we have lots of critters that we need to keep out, the biggest one being our 100+ lb lab! Last year, she was eating tomatoes on a regular basis.
It’s time to tend to the garden and watch it grow. I’m anxious to see how it does this year, plus get to cooking with all those garden goodies. Be sure to check out my past posts in my gardening section, full of tips along with our gardens from the years past.
Have you planted your garden yet this year? What are some of your must haves?
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