We stepped up to the challenge of this new garden the best way we knew how: We divided it in half, tilled it, mixed in some fertilizer, and started planting!
|Here's Shaun tilling the garden in preparation for planting!|
We pretty much picked up anything that sounded good to us at the store. There was no rhyme or reason: we didn't check which plants needed full sun, which needed shade, or when their harvesting times were. We just went a little nuts.
Tomatoes, jalapeños, cucumber, squash, eggplant, zucchini, strawberries, green beans, corn, basil, spinach, cilantro, rosemary...we planted pretty much anything we could think of.
Fast forward a few weeks, and the garden is looking awesome. We've harvested some cherry tomatoes, a few cucumber...I've done some pickling. It's been fun.
Fast forward a WEEK later, and all of a sudden...it's a literal jungle out there.
|Has anyone seen Shaun? He said he was going to look at the garden, but I can't find him...|
Needless to say, next year we'll keep up with weeding and mulching, and get some stakes for the climbing plants to climb up. (I had no idea that cucumbers and squash were climbers!) We can't even walk around some of the plants!
We've had some nice harvest so far, though. I can't wait to see what else we get! Not bad for a first try. I've been pinning recipes on Pinterest for days! I'll share some here. :)