Hiya, Welcome back to PEP!
As some may remember, May’s focused posts are on my current garden. Well, there’s been progress. My Cherry Tomato plant, black diamond watermelon plant, and Jumbo Jalapeno plant have grown bigger and my jalapeno even has a couple of blooms already. I have seedlings from my squash, garden beans, big boy tomatoes, and corn. Nothing’s come up from the bell peppers, catnip, or pumpkins but they have 10-14 days on seedlings so I’m not worried about them. My cucumber, however, due to leaves falling on the bed while I was away, is gone. It may come back but I have yet to do well with cucumbers. Everything else generally does well but I lost the first cucumbers a few years ago due to my Labrador, Astro, peeing on them and the second batch a couple of years ago blossomed but nothing ever grew. So this is nothing new as far as cucumbers go. My onions don’t show any change but they’re bulbs I’ve planted so it’ll be a while before any change for them. I’ll likely have jalapenos, tomatoes and onion by the end of the month. I’m not expecting the pumpkin for a long while yet, nor the corn. The squash and bell peppers are in the air at the moment and the catnip is as it grows and I can harvest some before the neighborhood cats.
This is also a different kind of gardening than I’ve done. The very first was a garden in the back of the yard at the house where my family lived at the time, I was five. The second garden was a raised bed garden, in the kit you can buy at Sam’s, in the backyard of that house, I was in my 20s. The last garden was a container garden as I thought we’d be moving again that year but I wanted a garden. Now, this one is in a flower bed that was already there and fertile by the weeds growing but there wasn’t any flowers. This is a rental so I can only dig up so much of the yard so I’m using the already placed flower bed. It gets plenty of sun due to the direction the house faces. So I’ll keep you updated.
Pics are below, you can see the difference in some areas.
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