If you’ve visited me here before, you know that this is the first year I’ve ever tried to grow a garden. I planted everything from seed, and my hope was to have at least a quarter of the plants grow! One of my beds is doing pretty well and the other not so well. Here is the bed that’s doing well.
Starting in the top left I have tomato times 2, brussels sprouts X 2, onions X 2, spinach X 2, yellow squash, red sails lettuce, salad bowl lettuce, cucumber, zucchini, butterhead lettuce X2, zucchini.
The lettuce has grown easily and finally reached maturity! Everyone wanted to be part of the harvest, so Teal, Pintail, and I each chose a type of lettuce and pulled it out.
We had Cobb Salads for dinner. (Ever since a friend in Georgia recommended these, I love serving them! I try to make sure there are plenty of fixins, especially proteins, so everyone feels satisfied.)
YUM! I’m not exagerating when I say the lettuce was fabulous! Fresh lettuce tastes a billion times better than bagged or store bought lettuce in my opionion. Even my kids eat it up.
And the other bed… Poor thing. It is lacking sun – and gets over-watered by the sprinklers. The carrots in the bottom left square are the only things that look really “good.” I have also had some bug problems, and leaves that seems to be turning brown or yellow and dying. But it’s just the first year, right?!
Any tips for organic pesticides? How often and long do you water your garden?
Thanks for stopping by today!!