Wee!!! The garden is really getting going now!
As you will see, I’m a bit of a lazy gardener and I’m not hard core by any means. There are lots of weeds and I don’t do a lot of things by the book, I usually just wing it. Seems to work out ok. I know if I followed all the rules I would have better yields and whatnot but who has time to do all that research? I’m a live and learn gardener!
Here’s this weeks progress.
The beans are about 8″ tall now! Woot! (There is Ms. Ava running her laps around the garden.)
I’m a little bummed. I have been meaning to put in a drip irrigation hose system and haven’t done that yet- this is a problem now that the plants have sprouted. Yesterday when I got home from work I needed to water the garden (I forgot to do it in the morning before work) and I ran the sprinkler… bummer is that the sun was shinning nice and bright so some of the plants got a little sunburned. (Sorry babies!)
The lettuce and spinach are doing good. I’m a little worried because I was way late in planting lettuce, but I figured I’d give it a go anyway. So far so good. It’s gonna be hot soon though- so I guess we’ll see. I got a couple varieties and one or two of them are good in hot weather- fingers crossed!
There’s already a tomato on this plant!! Yay!
The squash is coming along nicely! I really need to thin out my plants!! Haven’t done that yet. Definitely have to do that this weekend.
I love it when the peas start their climb!
This is my weed patch. I planted dandelion seeds a while ago and not much happened. So, I didn’t weed out the grass and now I have a grassy patch of dandelions. I’m gonna have to tackle that grass soon.
I also planted some nettles and I have one plant that is starting to flower and a bunch of babies that just came in. I have never planted or harvested nettles before, this is going to be interesting! I am not sure if I want the seeds to spread so in the next few days I need to figure out if I should pull these flowers before they go to seed- I do NOT want nettles all over my yard! If you know about nettles please comment and let me know. (I should have figured this out before I planted them!! Like I said I’m a live and learn gardener!)
I’m pretty sure these are baby nettle plants coming up… man I need to weed that grass out!
That sounds so funny, “I need to weed the grass out of my stinging nettle patch!” Kind of ironic.
And finally here is some lemon thyme that I planted last year. I just love thyme.
So, that’s it for week three. Last weeks goal of getting some straw didn’t happen, its so hard to find straw this year. I’m gonna keep watching Craig’s List and hopefully find some soon- the weeds are starting to take over.
This week I for sure have to get the drip irrigation hoses in and find some straw! Oh and weed the grass out of my weed patch... ugh, I mean dandelion and nettle patch! 😉
How’s your garden coming along?