Monday, June 17, 2019

Garden Thoughts | Garden 2019

Some thoughts on my 2019 garden!

Here are some thoughts on my 2019 garden!

At first, I was super disappointed in the 2019 garden.

Let’s start at the beginning…

Tomato plant in the garden!
Last year, I made plans to construct a more permanent garden area.  I was going to have perfect raised beds & a cute little garden shed!

Then this year rolled around & I was pretty much over the garden.  After watching my garden last year do so poorly, it was up in the air if I even wanted to do a garden this year.  I made up my mind at the last minute to continue my garden adventures this year!

San Marzano tomato plants!

San Marzano tomato plant!

Once it was certain I was doing a garden this year, I wanted to keep it small.  I was hoping to do 4 tomato plants & 4 pepper plants in my old raised garden beds & whatever would grow in my big railroad tie bed.  I didn’t want to use the large bed as my main garden this year at all.

Then I went to the local greenhouse.

Tomato plant in the garden!
Sweet Bell pepper plant!
I quickly found out that tomatoes & peppers come in packs of 3 which totally messed up my plans!  I was actually just going to put the excess in my large bed so it wasn’t really a big deal.  My plan could still work!

After picking out a bunch of stuff for the large bed, I was still confident that I would be using the large bed & 2 smaller beds.

Then I started planting.

After everything was planted in the large bed, there was just enough room for the tomatoes & peppers.  I could still use my smaller beds or just plant everything in the large bed.

I went with planting everything in the large bed!

I’ll say right now that I’m super skeptical of the large bed.  I think it had a lot to do with our garden failures last year.  I don’t think the soil situation was quite right.  We also put black plastic at the bottom of the bed & I think, together with the soil, it burned the plants.  We did add more soil to the large bed this year, but I’m still not sure if it was enough.  I guess I’ll have to wait & see!
San Marzano tomato plant!
Tomato plant in the garden!
For someone who really didn’t want a large garden this year, it’s quite a lot.  I said at the top I was super disappointed in the garden.  That’s because it’s not at all what I originally wanted.  But, it is what it is & I’ve now accepted it.  I’m at the point now where I’m kind of excited about this garden & am optimistic about its success!

Maybe one day I’ll have my picturesque garden, but 2019 is not the year!

Some thoughts on my 2019 garden!

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