At the beginning of May this year, we decided to plant a small garden in this flower bed that was already empty except for one tree. It was the perfect place since we didn't have to tear any of our yard up and it gets lots of sun! This is our second garden ever planted. Our first one we planted was when we lived in Tallahassee. It was a little bigger than this one, but we had to till up part of our back yard. Our tomato plants in Tallahassee were planted in pots instead of the ground and they didn't do so well, so I am hoping this years plants will do much better! Here is the link to the blog from our first garden we had in Tallahassee! http://www.kirkpatrickfamilylife.blogspot.com/2009/04/well-its-been-while-since-i-have.html and the other is http://www.kirkpatrickfamilylife.blogspot.com/2009/03/veggies-and-fruit-are-on-way.html
So after John tilled up the bed, we mixed in some cow manure and then started planting! We planted 5 tomato plants (4 different varieties, since the store was out of the one we really wanted), 6 squash plants (3 were store bought and 3 were seeds from John's nanny), Green Bell pepper plants, and some Okra that is a Kirkpatrick special seed from his Nanny. We have gotten a few squash already and have lots of green tomatoes on our tomato plants! The Okra was planted a little later due to having to soak the seeds, so they are smaller than everything else. It's been so fun to watch everything grow! Mallory has really enjoyed helping me water the plants every afternoon. Here are some pictures of all the fruits and veggies!
This is our Bell Pepper Plants. (note the lovely grass and weeds growing in our garden! This is all due to john being a tight wad and not letting me get any of the black tarp stuff or mulch! HA I told him he needed to get out there and pull it all up, but as you can see it still hasn't been done!)
Mallory checking out our blueberry bushes!
Our first Squash!!
The Kirkpatrick Okra plants!
More Pears! Yummy!
Our Kumquat Tree back in the winter when it was full of kumquats!
Kumquats!! Can't wait to get some more towards the end of this year!