Thursday, June 21, 2018

Garden 2018 | Planting

tomato & pepper plants

It’s finally time to share my garden!

It only took about a million hours to edit these photos!  I took so many of them this year that I had a difficult time narrowing them all down!

This year I did a bigger garden (using railroad ties), so that meant more plants!

tomato planttomato & pepper plantspepper plants

I buy all of my plants from the local greenhouse.  It’s just so much easier for me to do that instead of starting from scratch.  I know I showed you some of the seeds I picked up last year, but by the time I thought about starting them, it was too late!  I also like to start with bigger plants, so it made sense this year to do it like that.  Maybe I’ll gather up the courage to start from seeds next year!

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I thought about getting a bunch of different plants this year, but decided to stick to what I know:  tomatoes & peppers.  I had really good luck with them last year so I wanted to continue the winning streak!  Besides, I really don’t eat a lot of different veggies, so I didn’t want them to go to waste.  I also planted some squash (yellow & zucchini) because my husband loves to fry it up.  I may even steam it in the instant pot!

tomato plant la romatomato planttomato plant san marzano

I bought a few varieties of tomatoes this year.  I wanted the ones I had last year because they did really well, but the greenhouse only had a different variety ready so I bought that.  My aunt also recommended the San Marzano tomatoes, so I actually went back & bought more of those.

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I also bought different varieties of green peppers.  I can’t remember what I bought last year, but I think these are all about the same.  I’m actually not the biggest fan of green peppers, so the variety really didn’t matter to me as with peppers & tomatoespepper plant king arthurpepper plant

There was a tiny part of the garden left over at the end of planting, so my husband suggested planting some green beans from the seeds I bought last year.  I just kind of threw them in the ground & hoped for the best.  Surprisingly, they’re thriving!

I can’t wait to make tomato sauces & stuffed peppers this year.  Since this year’s garden is at least double the size of the one from last year, I’ll have a lot of canning & cooking to do in the fall!

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