Growth Update:Garden

Monday, April 27, 2009

I hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to give an update on this years "theme." You may remember, though probably not since it has been so long, that my theme for this year is growth in several areas.

Here is the garden now. I am very pleased with the results so far. Since the last post I have planted squash, lima beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, leeks and marigolds.
These are the sugar snap peas climbing up my mothers home made "trellis." I had some that were planted before the snow. The snow didn't effect them but the rain before (the drops were huge) absolutely pulverized them. So, I planted some seeds as a safety. The seeds have done better than the ones that started from seedlings.

Here is the second bed that was vacant in the previous post. it doesn't look like much now, but hopefully it will come along nicely. It contains lima beans, cauliflower, bell peppers, tomatoes, squash and carrots.

This is one of my blueberry bushes. Isn't the soil terrible? But these blueberries love Georgia clay so they have been totally hands off. I also planted the impatiens this weekend. The plan is that they will re-seed and be low maintenance.
This was the best investment I made. It was a bag of mixed salad green seeds. They are great to throw in with the romaine. In Georgia you can grow it from February through November. I took my mom's advice and planted some more every two weeks so that I would have as much as I needed.


Christina said...


Your garden is looking good. Chloe is about to go crazy until I help her get a garden started.

Lettuce looks fabulous. We are about to start planing some soon. Where do you keep your lettuce. I don't see it in the boxes, but I may be mistaken. I love mixed greens and the seeds are probably cheaper then the bags of MG's that I buy at the store.

Victoria said...

Wow, your lettuce is unbelievable!!! Did you plant in morning sun, or what?

Meg said...

That lettuce is so good and green! It was such a good idea to plant it. I look forward to having some sometime.