New garden additions!!
As the first year of having space to cultivate food, it’s been more of a trial run really. I had to add some good soil and compost to the area because it was just sand previously. I also realized, today actually, that my spot is mostly shaded in the afternoon, so I might trim back some tree branches to let in more light. It’s a work in progress, as everything is.
I also haven’t spent any money on plants this year because I haven’t had the income for it since restaurants were shut down. Having said that, I am incredibly blessed to have been gifted so many plants and seeds to be able to grow stuff this year. The thing about having space to grow things is that now I can accept plants from my mom and other people! Plus I’ve had this bag of a bunch of seeds that I can finally put to some real use.
First of all, I wanted to welcome my little baby pumpkins to the patch:
These are just 2 of the ones that I planted — I wanted to get some close-ups 🙂 And below are all of them together:
I used the whole second half of my garden plot for these, since they will take up a lot of room once they get growing. They had previously been growing in some gravel after being spilled on the ground, so I’m glad I was able to give them a better suited area to thrive in.
There’s a new chive plant for my herb section:
Also, I’m really excited about my kale starting to come up:
After a few days of consistent rain, these babies started taking off. The lettuce that I planted at the same time as this isn’t really popping up any green yet, but it might just have a longer germination period, or needs more sunlight. Not super sure…
I’ve also got more pea plants coming up. I think all that I planted in this pot have come up but one. It will be nice to have a pea harvest, plus the plants look so pretty when they get larger.
And I just thought my potatoes looked so lovely today
That’s about it for today 🙂
Oh I made dinner tonight! …which is exciting because I haven’t done that in a while. This is what it looked like:
And have a restful rest of your Saturday 🙂