Just over a month ago, I showed you the start of our garden in this post. And now I have my first garden update for all of you. I am very excited about our progress so far.
As you saw in post one, we moved our lovely garden outdoors into containers. Out of all the tomatoes and peppers we transplanted, only four tomato plants didn’t survive. Three were in containers and one in the ground. Not as bad a loss as I expected, which makes me very hopeful for what’s to come.
Our peppers look healthy, though they haven’t started to flower or produce fruit yet. The tomatoes are thriving and flowering. The stalks are thick and beautiful. I cannot wait for them to make tomatoes!
Mr. H and I finally got my raised bed built last weekend. Throughout the week, we waited out a few thunderstorms that prevented some yard work. But at the end of the week, we finally prepared and filled the bed. C and I transplanted some flowers we bought after picking strawberries with his class. I also transplanted the plants in a pot he made at school. (His class did a lesson on how plants grow and planted their own seeds in a pot that we received as Mother’s Day gifts.)
After a quick stop at Lowe’s for soil, cow poop, and seeds, we added more to our raised bed. I, unfortunately, have one plant that will mostly likely die. It’s ok, my own fault for not watching it closely enough while we waited to get our raised bed built.
Mr. H is germinating a few seeds to fill in our empty containers and also for the remaining space in my raised bed. The empty containers will be home to beans (bush and royal burgundy.) And one empty side of my raised bed will try to grow some watermelons. The other empty side that we won’t be starting just yet will be home to pumpkins.
Almost all the plants in the ground (minus one tomato) are doing well. I am looking forward to see if there are any differences between our container plants and the ones in the ground. We also have an addition of sunflowers to our garden thanks to grandma! She gave C some seeds and we’re trying our best to get them to grow.
Oh and we made one little addition to dress up the front of our house. A hanging container for some flowers on our porch outside our front door. After looking through all the flowers at Lowe’s, I took pictures of the contenders and let C choose a winner. We ended up with some beautiful pink Impatiens. I think they look really pretty and I’m happy to have them dress up our front door.
After peeking through all our growing tomato plants and giving them all a closer look, I have discovered two tomatoes growing! I cannot contain my excitement! So much so that I am checking on them way too often, but it’s just so fun to see the process!