How Does Your Garden Grow: Update 05.17.11

I have an update for you about my little garden. I have been having so much fun with this silly little garden. I have never had fun doing outdoor work before but for some reason, this has been fun. I simply cannot wait until I get to make my first salad with my tomatoes and spinach. I’m sure it will be the most delicious salad I have ever tasted :)

I started my garden on March 29. This is how it looked on April 8th, the first time I saw little sprouts. This is how they looked when they finally began to look like little plants. And this is how they look now, a month and a half later:

This is the hardiest of the tomato plants. But the others look pretty good too:

Soon I will be transplanting those little guys into bigger containers. My spinach is lookin’ pretty good as well:

But I did have to put a wire cage around it so the bunnies and other creatures won’t be able to get to them.

This may sound silly, but I can’t believe these are actually at my house since I am not known for my green thumb. I honestly tend to be the opposite :) If this garden goes well, I will definitely want to expand next year. I wanted to keep it very limited this year as a sort of test run. I’m hoping that everything does well because there are so many veggies that I would be happy to have growing in my backyard. All of this gardening stuff leads to wanting more things like a rain barrel and a compost bin. I feel so domestic :)

I didn’t stop at planting veggies. I also planted some flower seeds. We had this old grill that came with the house and is unusable (nasty is a word that I would call it). We have never taken it out because it’s cemented in place and it’s a gas grill so we aren’t sure how to remove it since it may still be hooked to the gas line. So we have just left it until we decide what to do with it.

It was definitely an eyesore. Then, I had a brilliant idea this year and immediately put it into practice. After making sure it was safe and I wouldn’t mess with the gas line or anything, I spray painted the grill and removed the lid which was barely hanging anyway. Then I filled it with dirt and planted some flower seeds. I have some little shoots coming up in there as well and I’m excited to see how it will end up looking. I’m still a bit unsure if some of the shoots are weeds though because they came up so fast but I’m reluctant to pull them out until I know for certain. This will be an interesting experiment for sure :)

Even just sprainting it makes it look a heck of a lot better. I should have done that years ago!

My little garden is coming along. I have so many dreams for our backyard and it has so much potential. One of these days I will take you on a little tour of the outside of our place, the backyard included. I don’t think I have ever done that. Would you all like that? If so, then I will do it :)