Wow – June already!? How time flies. The garden is all planted and I’m so ready for summer, so I thought I’d give you a little tour of this year’s garden. 14 tomato plants this year, which I am super excited about, but unfortunately since I plant so many I don’t really rotate my crops. Sigh – one day I’ll have some land and do this right! I think I do pretty well with the space I have though.
Up first – tomatoes of course. My first year starting from seed was an awesome success. I mulched around them with grass last time we cut the grass.
More tomatoes and a ton of broccoli. Unfortunately I planted much later than I wanted for the broccoli, so hopefully it doesn’t bolt.
Tomato, spinach, lettuce, beans and peas. And the gigantic parsley that survived the winter.
Peas and beets.
Lettuce and spinach in boxes. The lettuce seems much happier than the spinach.
Peppers in pots! I am excited about this because I ended up turning it into an experiment. Yep, I’m a dork like that. I got pretty big (16″, 32 quarts of dirt) pots, and thought, “I wonder if I could grow multiple peppers in each pot and still get a good yield?” So being the dork I am, decided I’d grow 1, 2 or 3 peppers per pot and track the yield to find out. Stay tuned!!
One pepper per pot – King if the North bell pepper and jalapeno.
Three peppers per pot. Obviously going to be more crowded than recommended, but how will the yield compare to a pepper with its own pot?
Carrots and cucs.
Self seeded tomatoes and dill woo woo.
How’s your garden growing?
7 thoughts on “June 1 Garden Tour”
A small word of caution on using freshly cut grass as mulch – we learned the hard way that that method can result in grass making itself at home in your garden.
It’ll be interesting to see how your peppers do. I’ve got a slew of them planted this year and am always fascinated how some pepper plants get huge and some stay small.
Hmm ya I could see how that could happen, hopefully I don’t have issues. I’m excited for the peppers too! I usually end up over crowding them so it will be interesting to see.
I think it depends on the type of grass you have growing. We had the perfect kind to take over my garden.
Ya I have a ton of different kinds, some native and some not, so we’ll see.
Great looking garden. You are going to have a lot of tomatoes! Lots of salsa! Yay!!!
Thanks Greg! Yep, hope for a good tomato year 🙂
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