Well, now that we are already in the middle of June and the garden has been planted for two full weeks I figured it was time to do a catch up post in anticipation of starting a weekly update. I’m very optimistic about this years garden, things seem to be flourishing early on. I learned last year that it’s not what happens in the beginning that matters but the maintenance throughout the season that will make the difference. This year I’m trying to be very intentional with things like thinning out the plants so they have the appropriate amount of space to grow, as well as pruning the tomato plants.
I apologize in advance for the length of this post but I do promise to try and get out a weekly update on the gardens. Maybe I’ll even cut this into a couple posts, we’ll see!
When I left off last time we had just finished filling the two biggest gardens with soil and I was just waiting to plant.
Here’s what the greenhouse plants looked like before I transplanted them into the gardens. I didn’t harden them off before putting them into the gardens which wasn’t the best decision but everything is still alive and growing!
Here’s a snapshot of the containers that I had planted – they were doing well aside from the rectangular lettuce container that barely grew at all. When I moved them outside the majority of them declined rapidly. I’m ok with that, I’ll try some more again soon.
First thing in the ground was the squash plants and of course tomatoes. I did 24 in the large garden and 14 in the medium one. My husband saw me struggling and was kind enough to help out 🙂 . Then over the next couple days I planted the rest of the seeds. I (very) roughly followed a square foot pattern and it seemed to work ok. Definitely not the wisest or prettiest ways to plant but it worked. Also I’m actually really terrible at the planting of seeds part of gardening but I’m trying to get better at it as well as thinning out the young plants to make room for actual growth.
If you don’t already – be sure to follow me on Instagram for more up to date pictures. I will definitely try to do weekly up dates – they are my favourite way to see how well everything grows.
Ciao friends! Enjoy your week!