Just thought that I would update you on my raised bed garden because it's doing pretty well, lol. I started my tomato plants from seeds in April and transplanted them to the garden in the last week of May:
This picture was taken right after the transplant when the plants were still babies 😄 The oregano looks a bit messy here because it was dug up for the curbside seed exchange. There were lots of flowers on the strawberries. The tomatoes were only a few inches tall. I was growing pea shoots indoors and they were growing out of the container so my last resort was to take them outside and plant them in the garden 😆
Here's another picture of the entire garden:
The tomatoes almost look like weeds 😂 because they are so tiny.
The picture below is taken 2 weeks ago. The plants have gotten so much bigger! I use wine bottles to keep the plants hydrated (And you are reusing the bottles so why not?) and they are very useful in keeping the plants moist in July and August. No need to spend $10 for each water globe. The tomatoes got hit by early blight (maybe not shown too well in this picture). This is a fungal disease with little holes in the lower leaves that look like a pest issue and happens during moist conditions which we got early in the spring but it's no longer an issue now because of the warmer and drier weather.
Here's the most recent picture of the garden. It looks like a forest now and sadly, I probably have to get rid of the strawberries to make room for the tomatoes. There some flowers on the tomatoes plants and I can't wait to see how the tomatoes will turn out.
More updates to come!
I have also been excited about our garden growth! I have been eating radishes, salad and lots of different herbs from my garden. It's our first year growing more than just grape tomatoes. Very exciting!
Here is when we first planted - May 30. We have red peppers in the back, mung beans in front of them, spinach, radishes, 2 types of kale, and red and green lettuce.
Here is the garden - June 13. Amazing how much it grew in just 2 weeks!
The radish is growing the fastest. Here is the first radish I pulled out on June 13th.
And here is the garden just one week later - June 21st. I've been eating kale and lettuce fresh from the garden every day!!!!
Looking good Wing! It's amazing watching how the garden is growing.