Hey everyone! I know some of you are just starting to have some Spring weather and beginning to think about planting your gardens. Well, we were able to plant our garden at the end of March, so I thought I would show you the progress so far.
We planted 6 different tomatoes, 2 zucchini, 2 yellow crookneck, parsley, lavender (just because I like it), lemon balm (good in tea and in salads) and some marigolds. I have a pottage (that's what Martha calls it) of a bunch of other herbs in a pot along the fence -- oops, forgot to take a pic!
This was about a week after we planted.
Our soil is VERY sandy, so The Man had to do quite a bit of amending. It may not look like it, but the soil in this little area is now quite rich.
This was about three weeks after planting.
Oh boy, we are going to have a lot of tomatoes -- fingers crossed!
The squash are doing very well.
We have a very odd-shaped & over-size lot. The Man has been adding citrus all along the fence -- Meyer Lemon, Lisbon Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Kumquat & a Cutie (I think). There is also a fig in the far back corner. The tree just beyond the garden (in the grass) is a Willow Acacia, which is supposed to be fast-growing and a good shade tree -- we need that for the kitchen and
breakfast room windows.
I took this pic today. All of the tomato plants have fruit -- YAY!
This is a Sweet 100 Cherry -- see all the littles in there. The Grands
love to pick and eat these!
This is a Pearson -- just a good, all-purpose tomato.
This is a dwarf peach with several babies.
This is a Desert Willow.
The bonus -- we didn't realize it gets blossoms!
We planted 2 of the Yellow Banks Rose and plan to attach them to the block wall.
And, someone forgot to tell my last Fall's chrysanthemum that it really wasn't supposed to bloom again
This is today's harvest -- yummy squash!
We decided to keep our garden very simple this year. Next year or possibly before our Fall planting, we want to make this area a raised bed or two. My back would really appreciate that! We officially hit 100* yesterday, so the garden will grow very fast and furious, and probably be finished by the 4th of July. Then I will have to simply enjoy seeing the bounty of all my bloggy friends who don't live
in the desert! Thanks for stopping by and please know you are always welcome!