My Little Garden is Thriving!
|April 3, 2012||Posted by carmen under Gardening|
This is a big accomplishment for me, the one who has a history of killing plants in droves. Well maybe I’m not that bad, but I have had a lot of frustration trying to transform myself into Mrs. Greenthumb.
So far, so good this season. I’ve got spinach, beans, zucchini and carrots in our raised beds. Watermelon and sunflowers are in the ground. Cilantro, purple basil, rosemary, lemon balm, chamomile and lavender are in pots.
The watermelons seem to need a little something to help them along, but I’m not quite sure what. They’re a bit stunted in their growth it seems. I added lots of compost and manure to the soil (or sand, really), but maybe not enough? Hopefully I’ll get that figured out soon.
The sunflowers have survived the dog this season. Last year he thought they were fun to munch and they didn’t make it very long. Thankfully, he’s pretty much grown out of the must-chew-everything puppy stage and my plants only have me to contend with now.
I am so encouraged by how well things are doing and am hopeful that I really am finally getting the hang of this gardening thing. I’ve been harvesting spinach for the past couple of weeks now for salads and smoothies and it feels great to eat homegrown organic veggies that I go out and pick myself. It can’t be beat.
How about you? How’s your garden growing?
Also, if anyone has any ideas about how to help my watermelons along, please share. Thanks!