I FINALLY got my garden going. I was so excited and ambitious a month or two ago and then I lost all motivation, to do anything around my house! But this week I finally got myself up and running. I have been very productive and it feels soooo good.
The best way for me to get motivated is to head outside, so I did just that. I did some yard work and took pictures of the few flowers I have in the yard. I was taking pictures of my rosemary bush and I got a picture of a bee, I love it, then my son came up behind me with a stick and started hitting my rosemary bush. Lets just say I went running because I was stung by a bee recently so I am now deathly afraid.
Now on to my work in the garden…
I have learned to put cages on my tomatoes very early. One year I didn’t put my cages up right away and before I knew it my plants were big and it was such a headache to try and get my cages on. I have also in the past not used cages and let me say I believe they are worth the investment! I planted 4 regular big slicing tomato pants and 4 roma tomato plants. I pefer the roma tomatoes in my salsa.
I am a big fan of bell peppers I love the cooked, fresh, in salads, in casserole’s, in my spaghetti… They are just so delicious! I like to grow quite a few so that I can freeze what I don’t need immediately. I use them in all kinds of casseroles and crock pot recipes. There is space for 3 more pepper plants. I will be planting jalapenos as soon as I can get my hands on some.
I am left with two open planters. I will be planting cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and tomatillos. I think I will be planting some herbs in pots this year.
What is everyone else planting this year?