My new, main garden bed is doing better now, since the temperatures have been getting a little warmer. We’ve been in the 60s and 70s and most of my plants, and seeds, seem to be actually growing and sprouting now. Here are some pictures of my garden:
This picture doesn’t look a whole lot different from the one I posted earlier in the month, but individual plants are doing better. I know it will look a lot fuller by this time next month.
Here is one of my Amaranth plants. I grew them as seedlings, hoping to do a larger area of them, but I ran out of room. This is the first year I’ve grown it so I want to try it out and see if we even like it before dedicating more garden space to it.
My tomatoes are doing better than they were when I first transplanted them. I’m going to give them a bit more time before attaching them to their trellis.
Here are some sunflowers. I put some seedlings in, and they didn’t seem to be doing so well, so I planted seeds directly in. They are all growing fine, so I will have quite a few. I think I have 10, and they are a mix, some giant; some yellows and oranges that get tall with smaller flowers.
This was supposed to be all corn – white corn on the left, and yellow on the right. I have one or two white corn that sprouted. The yellow corn is doing pretty well. I just planted some more yellow corn seeds in where the white corn was supposed to grow. I have flowers growing along the pathway. Some black eyed susans, evening primrose, and others. As you can see, I have a big job of weeding ahead of me – I am waiting till the weeds are bigger and easier to pick.
Here are my little yellow corn plants.
A squash plant. I’m not sure what I have where anymore with the squash. I replanted seeds, and leftover seedlings, where original seedlings had died. I think this is a yellow squash. I should end up with a few zucchini, yellow squash, and acorn and butternut squash plants, I think. I will find out when they grow.
A calendula flower plant. I’m excited, this is the first time I’ve grown them. They are supposed to be pretty, and also medicinal/edible.
Some of my peas. They are just now starting to climb their strings.
A tiny tomatillo plant.
A big tomatillo. This is one of the original-started seedlings. It is the only one that survived that planting. I planted the smaller one, in the picture above this, later. Unfortunately this one is getting flowers, and they need to cross pollinate to get any fruit. We’ll see if I get any this year. My other plant is very small compared to this one.
One of my artichokes. I love artichokes and heard they will grow as an annual here. So far my 9 seedlings that I put into the garden are all doing great.