I’ve recently become a huge fan of gardening! My husband and I started our first garden a year ago and had planted tomatoes, jalapenos, watermelons, green onions and a few other things.
The green onions we used a lot and got a lot of produce from and really enjoyed having those but the others didn’t really do much for us. We didn’t go out frequently to check on them or water the plants and ended up kind of forgetting about them thinking they were all dead.
Then our watermelon plant started producing all these watermelons!! We got about 8 I think but since we had neglected watering the plant they never fully produced. They would start splitting or just not be fully red in the center when they were done on the outside.
Then this last fall our Jalapeno plant started putting out all these peppers!! We were so surprised! It is still producing and producing like crazy at that! We get TONS of peppers off that plant! They used to be really hot (which my husband liked) but now that we have been watering them regularly they are much more mild.
Anyways about a month and a half ago we started planting some spring crops! And we’ve done a few more seeds and starts since then and I got to say my garden is just so fun!
We love going out there everyday and watching the plants grow! Especially when they first sprout from their seeds it’s just too cool! I was totally surprised at the pumpkin and sunflower sprouts as they were HUGE like 1″ leaves as their very first sprouting leaves!! Totally surprised me!
Anyways I took some pictures to show off my garden as of today. I’ll post a few more times over the season to show you when they start producing!
Garden Bed 1 – Garlic (back right corner), Dill, Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Cilantro, Green Onions and Bell Peppers (which I don’t think are going to sprout..)
Garden Bed 2 – Carrots, Beans, 2 varieties of Mint (donated to us as starts!), Parsley, Spinach, and 2 varieties of Lettuce.
Garden Bed 3 – Strawberries, and Corn. We have some extra room in this bed we haven’t filled yet.
Garden Bed 4 – Tomatoes (3 varieties – Regular, Roma, and Grape Tomatoes) and Onions (Walla Walla and Red Onions)
Garden Bed 4 Cont. – Jalapeno Plant, Chili Pepper, Habanero Pepper, Beans, Cantaloupe, Little Pumpkins, Sunflowers, and Pumpkins.
And My Mandarin Orange Tree!! Hopefully we’ll have our first fruit this year! Last year they were hollow but this will be year 4 since we planted it so very likely we’ll have produce this year! There are a ton of buds on it this year