Monday, April 25, 2011

Garden update!

Just a few pictures, because there is nothing terribly impressive happening quite yet-
The garden update, as promised!
I had no luck with my rosemary plants from seeds, so I bought this great plant (bottom left) from Lowe's.
On the right, you can see a few tomato plants.
The markers are all root veggies, like horseradish, garlic, shallots, and taters!

One of our little strawberry plants!
I know you're supposed to pinch them back the first year, but I just can't bring myself to pinch them all back. I pinched off the blossoms of all but a few, so the kids could have a few strawberries this year (that we grew.)

A teeny "practice" peach on one of our trees. It KILLED me to pinch them off, but I know the trees need to focus on their root production and not fruit production. Hopefully, we will be overrun with peaches in about 5 years!


Kory said...

Looks like you're off to a great start! Something keeps digging in ours, so I don't even know what will come up :( so frustrating. I can never bring myself to pinch all the buds off our strawberries either, hehe

Dusti said...

Kory, honestly? I'm really discouraged. I think I waited too long to plant a lot of my seedlings and I'm afraid that they are experiencing transplant shock. *sigh* BUT I keep telling myself that I am a first time gardener with a quarter of an acre tilled and that it was borderline INSANE of me to start this big, but regardless of the yield, it was a learning experience, for sure.