Are you guys ready for the first big garden update of the year? I sure am!
So let’s dive in and see how the garden is looking in the beginning months of growing season. All these pictures were taken on Sunday where we did a full day of hard garden work (while lathering on SPF 1 million). This post is picture heavy as I’m going to take you on a full tour and introduce you to every single vegetable we’re growing. Besides my usual harvest posts I’m going to continue to do full garden updates about every 2 weeks so make sure you keep checking back to watch their progress!
We were just planting radish seeds and now they’re ready to be eaten. Expect a radish harvest post very soon!
Here are the 5 gallon buckets that house the strawberry plants. The winter was pretty harsh on the strawberries so it’s nice to see them finally looking strawberry lovely again. I’m interested in trying to grow more in the strawberry family so we just got ourselves a raspberry plant to test out. Because it takes a while… check back next year for a update, hahaha.
This 8 feet long container used to house carrots, kale and onions but it’s totally turned into the kale crazy container. As you can see there are 6 growing kale plants already but there are 12 more babies growing there. How did this happen? Well there were baby kales that just popped up and Mama Kale can’t say goodbye.. so more kale for us!
Beautiful kale babes. I say beautiful alot in Garden Update posts. I can’t control myself.
Now on to the Sugar Snap Peas – yeah! I mentioned in a past post that we went Sugar Snap Pea wild this year and are growing 3 boxes. So far the box all the way in the back is winning the race on who will grow to the top first. This is Sugar Snap Pea Papa helping his peas climb to the top.
In one of the Sugar Snap Peas we have a bunch of lettuce heads growing up front. The lettuce grew absolutely amazing this Spring and I will be doing a full post on their beauty and amazingness very soon as it’s currently Lettucepalozza 2014 at our house.
You read about a bok choy harvest last week but here’s 6 more plants. Cutting the outside leaves was a great idea as the plants are growing back nicely again.
About this time in the garden a lady bug flew at me and landed on my face making me scream as I thought it was a spider (the horror!). Then after I learned it was a ladybug I felt horrible. We then placed her in the broccoli and I apologized to her a million times.
OH YEAH! Tomato and pepper time! We have tomatoes and peppers in 2 different sets. This is set 1. The 3 containers in the back are beef and roma tomatoes. The 2 containers up front are pepper plants, both jalapeno and bell pepper plants.
And just to show some love, some people ask me if we grow flowers in the garden. The answer is not really as we stick to vegetables but I wanted to show you the flowers we do grow.
We recently added a Forsythia bush to our garden. At first we thought this could possibly be too big for the garden but then we thought… nah! Let’s do it!
This is our azalea that is a few years old. She’s always so pretty.
And then this is my favorite girl (shhhh), rhododendron. I picked her out one year specifically because she had a giant arm hanging off one side. Matthew scoured at me because I always pick the most quirky looking plants (also Christmas trees) but he loves her just as much as me now.
Hope you guys enjoyed the first full garden update of the year! Let me know in the comments what your garden looks like and what you’re growing!
Happy gardening everyone!