Sunflowers sprouts become blossoms! My favorite.
When I was little, I planted a sunflower seed. I watered it every single day, and eventually it grew into a blossom. I enjoyed it for a little while, then told my mom I wanted to go outside and cut it off. I got some scissors, walked outside, and saw a squirrel devouring the last of the sunflower. I was so sad! I think these are my compensating for that experience, but I am in love with the sunflowers growing along the edge of my white picket fence!
Even the healthiest of gardens are susceptible to a virus! This is the first garden I’ve made, and I was so proud of its progress… but the tomatoes must go. Florida has been flooded by storms over the past few weeks, and it washed away all my organic pesticide. I wanted to share this with you so the same thing doesn’t happen to others! Signs of a virus included holes in the leaves, yellowing of the leaves, and white circles on the inside of the branch if you cut into it. Not only did it infect the tomatoes- but everything in the box. Luckily we have two, but still… no fun.
Needless to say, this has made me pretty sad. The garden has been a lot of work, and now I’ve lost a whole box. On the other hand, I’ve learned from the experience, and still have a lively box of delicious veggies and herbs. We even sprouted our first eggplant, which is very exciting.
I wanted to share the picture of our first crop of tomatoes! Can’t wait to try some new recipes with these!
Lumen gets excited over our budding sunflowers!
It’s hard to see in this photo, but the sunflowers are just beginning to bloom in front of the fence!
Veggie explosion in the back!
Everything is blooming, almost time for first harvest! Hard to believe a couple of months ago, these were sprouts! See here!
Bring May flowers! I love the flowers that bloom in the spring! A flower box is the perfect way to brighten up the entrance to a house! Just need scrap wood, (from making your garden boxes) hammer, and nails!
The jasmine has taken over!
I will admit that my couponing has gotten a little out of hand.. I joke that my stockpile is small, but I’ve met some people that disagree. This, on the other hand, is just an inexpensive way to save money on gardening. We created a compost out of scrap wood that people left out on the side of the road. My neighbors were building a new fence, so we just took pieces of their old fence. The only new wood we used were scraps from building the garden boxes. It’s in the back corner of the yard, so it’s not really noticeable, and we now have free compost for the garden! When we get around to painting it, it might even be beautiful!
The veggies appeared! It seems like they pop up overnight… Keep an eye out for new fresh veggie recipes soon!
squash popping out of the flowers!
We’ll be eating fresh veggies soon! We made the mistake of putting the cages around the tomatoes a little late, so in the future I’ll put them on right when we plant. I’d say overall I’m pretty proud of my first gardening venture!