Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 Spring Garden update

As you might remember, when we last left the garden it was fenced in but with a trio of lettuce and some garlic in place:

We had a planting event about two weeks ago - and we are growing!

Jalapeno (purchased, not from seed)  has some peppers on it already!

The lettuce is putting out flowers for seed heads and the garlic is falling over:

This year's volunteer - a pumpkin, I assume:

Beans and Black Eyed Peas (and the local help):

My Painted Corn is making a promising start:

Tomato plant has some flowers already.  Maybe I can get a few this year:

My two poor lime trees are trying to recover, along with some irises from Old Home that Poppy destroyed the planter on (but have come back nicely):

And finally, a mint plant I bought to go along the side of the house.  For some reason things seem to grow pretty well here without too much extra watering - so I hope it does well:

So far the progress of my sectioned off garden has been so good, I am considering sectioning off other parts of the yard as well for other self contained gardens.


LindaG said...

I have read that if you don't contain plants from the mint family, they can spread like weeds.
Everything looks good?

LindaG said...

Sometimes comments shouldn't be done on a phone. Oh, gosh.
I meant to say that everything looks good!
No question about what you showed us. Hope you get a wonderful harvest this year. :)

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Heh heh. No worries Linda, it has happened to me too on more than one occasion.

Mint will spread like a weed, given enough water.

I am hopeful for the corn at this point - but really, I am honestly always hopeful for the corn at this point. The sadness comes later.