Gardening Update

It’s been a rough ride with the garden so far. Between heavy winds and rains, late spring frosts, and MAY 2 SNOW (!!!), I’m surprised anything in our newbie garden is growing at all! Let’s just say there’s been a lot of rescue operations.

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I didn’t see the first weird random night frost coming, and some of my plants died. My basil kicked the bucket, and my tomatoes aren’t looking too happy either. I learned my lesson: now I check weather updates on my phone everyday.

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When the late frosts came, I covered the plants I couldn’t take inside and put bottles of almost boiling water in with them to keep them cosy. It worked really well.

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Everything in pots came inside and dominated our kitchen table.

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Most of our herbs made it through, but some things may not have a comeback. I trimmed the dead leaves off of this tomato plant, but it may be a goner. I’m hoping for the best, but there may be fried green tomatoes in my future.

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We thought maybe the heavy rains washed our pea seeds away, but look at those little pea shoots! And a sage bush.

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We have our veggies in pots still (that’s kale up there), but I’m considering digging up half of the front yard for a bigger garden. Crazy plant lady, right here.

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We’re also enjoying some surprise flowers we didn’t plant. Thank you, previous owners.

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Mums are coming back strong.

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I still haven’t painted the herb sculpture Poppy made; it keeps raining! Hopefully we’ll get to it this weekend because mauve is my very least favorite color. I love it though; every last pot is filled with herbs! And I got a few more pots to sit in the porch, because I’m obsessed.

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Next on the list: planting marigolds to keep bugs and pests away. We have bunnies! Where did those come from?

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Do you have a garden? What are your best tips for newbies like me?