We usually plant a vegetable garden every year. Some years, we have better luck than others. Steve planted our garden a couple of weeks ago and with all the rain we have had and a couple of days of sunshine, things have really perked up in the garden.
This year, at my insistence, we purchased a couple of the hanging containers for tomatoes. Steve has little faith in this process, but I am optimistic and I really hope we get more tomatoes than we can eat.
Here is a underneath side of the container. I love the concept of this growing upside down. It is just plain fun!
I rescued this vintage gate from a trash pile in front of a house last year. Steve fashioned it in the garden after I suggested it would make a rather cute trellis for the cucumbers to grow on. What do you think? Cute Huh??
More tomato plants planted the ole' fashioned way....in the ground.
This is a novelty in my garden this year. Peanuts. I found these plants at the hardware store that has a garden center on the side of the building. I have never grown peanuts before...I hope these make. One plant is said to yield 15-22 peanuts. This is a first for me....may be the last!
What is a spring garden without a few rows of green beans? One of my husbands favorite foods is fresh green beans...and he thinks no one can make them as tasty as I do...he is so sweet!
The zucchini is already flowering.....
....and if you look closely, the yellow squash has small babies on the vines already. We also have planted bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, chili petini peppers, and two different kinds of mint. I still need to get a couple of basil plants and some rosemary and thyme to plant. That should just about do it for this year.
We really enjoy a vegetable garden. There is so much satisfaction in growing your own vegetables. If you don't have a garden, or if you think you don't have room for one, think again. You can hang them like we did, or grow almost anything in containers on a deck or patio. All you need is some good soil, sun and water and some type of support for the plants and that is about it. Nothing hard at all. Give it a try, nothing beats homegrown vegetables from your very own garden. Such Satisfaction!
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