Sorry for the Extreme Lack of Posting lately. Yes, it’s capitalized. I haven’t been feeling well and between that and summer vacation, the sewing has been put on a back burner. Along with that, so has the blogging. But I do have some projects, ideas and other fun to show you soon. Pinky promise. Today I wanted to show off our garden, because you all were so encouraging and helpful earlier this year, and because things actually seem to be growing in it! Like, things we planted!
So this is our set up. We decided to just keep things simple with one box this year, and then a couple of satellite barrels for berries. The rest of the garden area is just emptiness, gravel and dreams for now. I know, the cagey guys are upside down. Because of the gravel, we couldn’t get them to stay upright in the ground, so had to burry their rounded tops a few inches down instead.
Somewhere is a yellow piece of paper with a cute little picture I drew showing what’s planted where. If you happen to come across that paper, would you please send it my way? I can’t find it anywhere around here. So, from what I can remember…
Along the edges there in the actual cinder blocks we have one cilantro and three basil. Then it’s:
cantaloupe, currant tomato, cherry tomato
marigold, marigold, some other type of tomato
onion, marigold, I want to say pepper? I know there is a pepper in there somewhere
onion, marigold, yet another tomato
onion, onion, I have no idea, but it seems to require caging. Maybe it’s the pepper?
watermelon, mystery plant, eggplant
Or something like that. The cantaloupe is not doing well. At least I’m assuming that it shouldn’t have gone from green, perky and full of hope to this
But maybe I’m wrong? I’m new to this.
And then there’s the watermelon. I bought two starter watermelon plants, both with identical little tag friends reading “Ice Box Watermelon”. I trusted the tags. I didn’t pay any attention to silly things like similarities or dissimilarities in the leaves and whatnot. They had tags! But my sister has assured me these two are not, in fact, the same type of plant.But whatever the snot the fella on the left is, it’s doing awesome. I’m very proud…and hoping for something delicious. But my sister says it looks like a flowering plant. Some of those are edible, right?
In the barrels are strawberries Which must be tasty, as something has already started eating at the big one I called dibs on last week.
And then we also have blueberries. Or really, just a blueberry bush. All the little berry-hopefuls fell off. Still, the plant is growing, so that’s something, right?!
And in other backyard-eatables, our little tiny three-year old peach tree is doing awesome. I think mostly because I go out and tell it how proud I am of it every day. I’m like a tree whisperer. If only I spoke cantaloupe.
And that’s where we stand in Garden Year One for now. We actually planted a pumpkin, back in the same spot as last year since it rocked it’s socks there before. But the snails got to it and now there’s nothing there but a lonely tag, like a little gourdy headstone. I have more seeds, though, and a can of beer with instructions to get the snails drunk, or something. Further intoxicating updates to come.