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.
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.
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.
Everything in pots came inside and dominated our kitchen table.
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.
We thought maybe the heavy rains washed our pea seeds away, but look at those little pea shoots! And a sage bush.
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.
We’re also enjoying some surprise flowers we didn’t plant. Thank you, previous owners.
Mums are coming back strong.
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.
Next on the list: planting marigolds to keep bugs and pests away. We have bunnies! Where did those come from?
Do you have a garden? What are your best tips for newbies like me?