Gardening Project

I am so excited for my garden this year!  I spent all day yesterday planting 🙂

Here is the finished product for our raised bed.  I wish I had taken a picture of the before!  Oh my goodness, it was a mess!  There were weeds and baby pine trees and who knows what else growing in there.  The rosemary bush in the back is still out of control, but much better than before.  I am going to trim it down today and dry the rosemary.

I planted 2 different types of tomatoes, some heirloom and beef steak.  I went ahead and put bamboo stakes by them for when they start growing.  I also already had a cage for tomatoes, so I used that one for the beef steaks.  Behind the tomatoes, are the cucumbers.  And then I planted some butter lettuce seeds.  I also put some of the seeds in a container to see which would grow better.  I am hoping to have a lot of lettuce and tomatoes!  We eat so much lettuce and so many tomatoes, I hope there will be some cost savings here… 🙂

Here is another picture of the raised bed.  We have now put wooden stakes all around it in hopes of keeping the dogs out of it.  Odie and Izzy (picture below) already tried napping in the cool soil when I was tilling it…

Odie above and Izzy below 🙂

Yum! I planted an herb pot with basil, mint and cilantro.  I will probably have to move the mint because it will probably try and take over the basil and cilantro… My mint from the fall is actually sprouting again as well, so I might just move it all into the ground. Anyways, I am super excited to have fresh herbs, and these 3 are my favorites!

This pot has my favorite – hot peppers! There are 4 jalapeno pepper plants and the killer habanero 🙂  I can’t wait to have some peppers.  I have to wait about 70 days though… the countdown is on!

Another picture of my herb pot and my new watering can ($5 at Big Lots).

The herb and pepper pots.  I also planted some flowers and lettuce in other containers… we’ll see how they do!

One day down and look how great they look!!  I think the mint has already grown!

I was so surprised to see the tomato plants this morning!  They look amazing!! This one (the beef steak) looks like it has almost doubled in size! I cannot wait to have some yummy homegrown tomatoes!!!

Happy gardening 🙂

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