- Not give any garden updates
- Manage to keep a garden alive! This is actually a feat for me. I love the idea of keeping plants alive, but I'm just not great at it. I was religious about my watering and weeding and I think that helped. I also mulched all the plants mid-August and saw some great growth.
Let's rewind. Back in June when I built a raised bed for under $100, this is what it looked like:
Nowaways, this scruffy box of soil looks something like this:
Since June, you can see things really sprouted up. The tomatoes in the middle two rows did really well. The cucumbers immediately bit the dust mid-June, and following close behind were the squash and peas. All of the herbs (oregano, thyme, lavender, sage) did well except for basil and cilantro. The beginning of June washed some of these out. I've only had one or two sweet peppers and one ancho pepper. A nice crop of tomatoes has come in, and I'm grateful for the flourishing herbs. As for flowers, I have some beautiful zinna plants but only one has flowered yet. I had some nasturtiums early on, but they've pretty much stopped. Aren't they pretty, though?
I'm hoping it's not too late to get one more set of lettuces in, and even perhaps some cold crops like kale. I'm thinking of building hoops over it to extend the season. Thoughts?