Friday, May 1, 2009

Garden Club Friday May 1, 2009

We have been busy living real life around here... Grandparents visiting, soccer, gardening, and a multitude of other things. So once again I don't have photos, but we did make progress on our gardening!

I bought a few plants to put in. Some we didn't get to grow ourselves, and others just looked stronger than mine so I figured to spend a couple dollars to insure we had some! I bought 18 tomatoes (mine are looking pretty weak), 9 green peppers, a banana pepper, a jalapeno pepper, a lemon balm, and a pineapple sage. Oh the last two smell so good!!!

We still need to finish planting some of the green beans and corn, some of the tomatoes, and the melons... watermelon, canteloupe, pumpkins (for pie and muffins), and a couple birdhouse gourds. It finally rained last night, so they should be growing great now. So will the weeds, unfortunately, but if we are diligent now, the weeds will not grow after about 4 more weeks.

My broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower in one of my gardens is looking stronger than the other garden's... and my strawberries look wonderful. The ones from last year will give us some berries. The others will not produce until next year.

How have you done in your garden this week?


  1. I am going to bring my plants out this weekend to start hardening.

  2. lots of progress on your garden, always something to do!

  3. I think it would be fun to grow pumpkin. Too bad I'm out of room!

  4. I can't wait till fall to plant my strawberries. I waited too long this spring to think about planting them.

  5. 18 tomatoes! Wow!! I had an abundance the year I planted 9. But, since I canned that summer, I actually could have used double. I don't know if we'll get into our house in time to do a garden! Can I still plant at the end of May, you think?

  6. Christa - I would check with a garden center around you to see what you can still plant. Since you will be moving to a new place and doing all those pesky things like unpacking so you can find the school books (although you may be more organized that I am...) I'd probably buy tomatoes from a farmers market and not garden until next year.

    But that's just me. ;)

    I actually am planting 80 plants this year... we ran out of our canned tomatoes (diced, salsa, pizza, and spaghetti sauce) in January so I am doubling what I grow in the hopes to make it a full year.

    If the sun ever comes out I'll take photos...

  7. Excited to see everyone's gardens. Thanks for the link!