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Plant some S#*% Chronicles – Part 2

28 May

squirrelSo a lot has happened in the yard since I last posted.  Probably most evident by the lack of blogging.  In that time period, I’ve (with assistance) weeded the beds, put back down the frames, made several trips to garden centers, added dirt, and miracle of miracles actually put stuff into the ground.  This post will cover the edibles.

I’m not a neat gardener, you will never see my gardens in any fancy magazine.  I don’t plant in even rows, I’m not a consistent weeder, etc.  Part of this is time but the big part is me. I’m very out of shape and currently I weigh the most I ever have in my entire life.  Not particularly something I’m proud of.  As of a result my usual inflexible ability to get up, down, and over the garden is made even worse.  But what I lack in athleticism I make up in just plain stubborn and help for others.  This planting project is now in it’s fourth day (not just the veggies but the rest will be another post) and hopefully it will be done today.

I don’t plant a lot of plants for the  space I have. I’m aware of this.  I do this for a few reasons.  First, the tags the plants come with say to plant things far away from each other and the results look so desolate when they are first in the ground.  Secondly, for this year, I don’t have trellises.  The monkey grass is too close to the beds and last year they damaged the trellises.  Thirdly, I don’t want to waste food. There are many things I would like to grow but I’m the only one who eats them or we don’t eat a lot of it and I don’t know how to preserve or get rid of the excess.

Not much else to say about the food garden so onto the photos.

 THE PLANTS

FirstBed

First box – Sweet Basil and two Red Bell Pepper plants – I figure I can freeze the extra peppers.


 
SecondBed

Second box – Sweet 100 cherry tomato, Better Boy Bush tomato, and jalapeno (unfortunately I think a lot of this will end up wasted)

 

Third box - Bush Cucumbers (If I actually get a cucumber this year it will be a miracle)

Third box – Bush Cucumbers (If I actually get a cucumber this year it will be a miracle)

 

Fourth box - Sugar Baby Watermelon (Hope I get to them before the groundhogs, squirrels, possums, and stray cats do)

Fourth box – Sugar Baby Watermelon (Hope I get to harvest them before the groundhogs, squirrels, possums, and stray cats devour them)

 

Not pictured – Kentucky Colonel Spearmint and Rosemary

I may also get some onion sets and throw in some various lettuce seed packs I’ve bought to fill in the blank spaces and see what happens .

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