Monday, June 17, 2019

Garden Thoughts | Garden 2019

Planting tomatoes in the garden | On The Creek Blog







Some thoughts on the 2019 garden.

I was super disappointed going into the garden this year.

Last year, I made plans to construct a more permanent garden area.  I was going for perfect raised beds & a cute shed/greenhouse area.

By the time this year rolled around, I was pretty much over the entire gardening thing.  After watching my garden turn into a complete disaster last year, it was up in the air if I was even going to attempt a garden, let alone perfect raised beds!

I finally made up my mind at the last minute to continue with a garden this year.









tomato plant in the garden | On The Creek Blog
tomato plant in the garden | On The Creek Blog
tomato plant in the garden | On The Creek Blog
Once it was decided a garden was happening, I wanted to keep it small.  I was hoping to do only 4 tomato plants & 4 pepper plants in my old raised garden beds & whatever would grow from last year & a few new things in my big railroad tie bed.  I wasn't planning on using the large bed at my main garden area this year.

Then I went to the local greenhouse.
tomato plant in the garden | On The Creek Blog
Pepper Plant in the garden | On The Creek Blog
I quickly found out that tomatoes & peppers came in packs of 3.  Well, that messed up my plans!  I decided I could put the excess in my large bed, so it wasn't a big deal.  My plan could still work!

After picking out things for the large bed, I was still confident I still would be using the large bed & 2 smaller raised 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 raised beds or just plant everything in the large bed.

I went with planting everything in the large bed!

tomato plant in the garden | On The Creek Blog
I'll say right now that I'm super skeptical of the large raised bed.  I think it has a lot to do with our garden failures last year.  I don't think the soil situation was quite right.  We also put dark plastic at the bottom of the bed & along with the soil, I think 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!
tomato plant in the garden | On The Creek Blog

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