Last year my hubby and I grew a few things, not many at all, but we tried tomatoes, basil, green onions. They did remarkably well for our climate which is exceedingly hot in the summer.
So this year, we decided to go a step further and to actually devote a spot in our back yard for some veggie gardening, we put together two very easy raised beds and planted Romaine Lettuce, Bibb Lettuce, Yellow Onions, Cantaloupe, Garlic, Jalapenos, Hot peppers, Banana Peppers, Green onions, Chives, Green Beans, Squash, Tomatoes, Thyme, Cilantro and Broccoli.
I had no expectations whatsoever, because honestly this being such a hot climate, I wasn't sure I would be able to get these vegetables to grow and then given my track record of plant murder, I really wasn't expecting anything.
Boy was I surprised, the garden is thriving, the veggies are all growing beautiful and starting to produce and I couldn't be happier OR prouder of myself.
So let me show you where we're at right now.....come talk a walk with me into the garden, I've made some fresh Iced Mint Tea for us so feel free to grab a glass and follow me out to the back yard :)
It really is such a small area in the garden, but I think the point is that you can do so much with whatever little space you have.
First up, are my Sandia hot peppers
And now my squash :)
And my green beans, I can't help smiling when I see them.
It's still amazing to me to see something go from a tiny seed into a vegetable. The whole process is just fascinating to watch.
Now onto the other side of the garden, where my Romaine Lettuce is growing nicely
and right next to it, is the Bibb Lettuce also doing very well
right across from it are my Cantaloupe
and the other veggie growing on the bottom left, is actually some of my yellow onions, I think some of the wind blew the seeds across. I don't want to mess with them, so I'll just leave them.
Now onto the green peppers....
Cilantro, which I LOVE and I tell you, homegrown are so full of flavor, a thousand times more flavorful than store bought
my thyme which is growing wonderfully and smells amazing
and last my tomatoes
I know, it's a lot of pictures, but I think we could all use some green in our lives right?
Some of you are still seeing really cold weather and even snow, so I hope these pictures of Spring make you smile, at least a little. :)
Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.