Friday, May 23, 2014

Garden update 2014

Here are some updated pics of our garden. Most of the plants are in, I still have some more basil to go in this weekend some place.....I'd say about 75% of the garden this year is from recycled items :) For that, I can say I'm proud. Next year, I'll be adding soaker hoses, & hopefully a good drain/water system for the tomato garden...since its thrived there, I'm not moving it!

 Here are my first 2 tomatoes :)
 mixture of peppers
 peppers & moonflowers (later I moved my basil & oregano pot & placed inside the circle so they could get watered)
 tomato garden
 first strawberry from last year's planting :)
 here was the tomato garden when we first started it

 June bearing strawberries planted last year (I thought they were poison ivy at first!)
 pepper blocks
 bearded dragon iris' in the front yard
 #2 & 3 tomato of the year

 here's the tomato garden after it was nearly completed
 pepper bed
 a nice little slimy visitor :)
 the cucumbers I planted, then transplanted so there were 2 per pot.
 Pole of the pots has a cucumber because of an odd count
 garlic & asparagus
So far, that's it!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

2014 Garden, nearly there!

Well, here's more of my garden :)
 Here's my nearly complete front garden bed.
 One of my tomato beds :) the 3 plants in the back, I transferred up to the front, so water dripping off the house didn't upset them

 Part of my jalapeno's
 Cucumbers, there is 4 per pot, but I'm transferring 2 to another pot so they have root space. Currently, there are 7 cucumbers sprouted (& 7 peas).

 My peas :)

 My bulbs
 My chives, I made some macrame pot holders last night, & today I  made the other one :)

 This is what I did with my strawberries that'll bloom next year.

Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 Garden

We're finally out of frost free zone I think! Its April 21rst now, so we should be fine.
   I've already started on my garden, & am only about 1/4th the way done! I wanted a garden bed in the front yard this year, & have one of 90% recycled items. My theme this year for the garden is reused. I want to have it 80% made out of reused items. I've been salvaging items I can put in my garden, & plan on having a nice one.
  So far, I've got garlic, pearl onions, peas, cucumbers, some flours, misc pepper seeds, chives, & asparagus planted. I'm not done by far! I have 6 tomatoes & peppers that need to go in this weekend, & plan on getting 9 of each more, I have lots of salsa to make this year!

I didn't get a shot of the wood I used as the garden bed, but you get the idea. I took the 1x1s I could from the box spring, the bed frame wood & this pvc pipe are scraps from when our bathroom floor was redone.

This is 3 pics of the raised bed frame we made for the front yard out of the scraps from the bathroom floor.

Here's pics of my first frame complete, with 1x1s from the box spring, new chicken wire from the hardware store, and pots I've had for a few years. I plan on growing my cucumbers & peas from the pots on the outside of the bed so the roots don't over-take the actual bed. I'm planning on growing smaller things inside this particular bed. I've got pearl onions in it, so once my garlic gets bigger, they'll be going in it too. I can't grow anything else edible really, because the onion & garlic will change the flavor of it.....OH, in one of the other pots is where my asparagus is growing :)
  Happy Gardening!!