I decided this year to plant a vegetable garden. In the past, we’ve grown veggies and herbs in pots but this year, we decided to take it a little more seriously. My kiddos have really gotten into the spirit of things and are already enjoying the fruits of our labor.
Today, I’m asking for your tips please! I mean, so far, it’s been two weeks and everything appears to still be alive…but that could just be dumb luck.
We have one large raised bed that’s in full sun most of the day. Thanks to my sweet hubby for making me one :).
Here’s what’s in the garden:
I’m just about to go grab some jalapenos too.
I live in Texas, so it’s very hot and dry…any other veggies I should add? Also, Kensington really wants to plant some more fruit, so what other fruit (besides watermelon) do you think would grow well in the hot/dry climate?
I would love tips on fertilization, plant food, soil, watering and so on. What else would pair nicely with what I have planted and withstand our hot/dry climate?
This is the book I bought at the end of April when I decided to start planting a garden. I have found it extremely helpful! You can find it on Amazon here. That being said, I know real gardeners have tried and true tips that go outside of what’s found in a book, so I’m hoping you might share a tip or two with me.
If I can keep this garden up all summer, I’m hoping to add to it in the fall and then make it even bigger next year. We shall see…
Ashby had her MRI yesterday and that pretty much consumed our day. We took her in really early in the morning, they put her under and did the MRI. We go back later this month to discuss their findings. Our sweet girl did really well yesterday, and we are so glad to have that behind us. I thought a little garden blogging was the perfect way to spend our day today. You ladies always have the best tips and advice, so I’m hoping you can really help me (and other newbie gardeners) get the best results from our veggies.
In the kitchen today…
…Lemon Parm Pasta. Enjoy it as a vegetarian entree or a side dish…really good either way!