How Does My Garden Grow and What It Has Taught Me
It’s a cool, overcast, rainy day today and my garden is loving it! Let me give you a quick background story as to how my organic garden is doing from a month ago.
I started all my seeds indoors (like I normally do) back in March. They grew beautifully! By the beginning of May, they were ready to go out into the real world and be on their own and grow into wonderful, adult plants. Proud mama! Scott and I spent a few hours getting them all settled in to their new raised beds. All was good! Then, about a week later, a freak storm rolled thru on a Saturday evening bringing torrential rain, HIGH winds, and hail that covered the ground like it had snowed. Again, can I say FREAK storm! Never seen anything like it! The next morning, we went out to check the property/ house/ cars and garden. Everything was fine – no damage – except to our newly planted garden plants. They looked like they had been eaten by worms (full of holes and tears from the hail). It pained me for a moment. I lost a few things, but the rest were still intact – just a bit rough looking. I picked up some of the plants that fell over and stood them back up straight and nestled their roots back in firmly. Had to sow some new seeds on a few things. Fertilized all of them with some organic fish emulsion to stimulate root /plant growth. I have gone out every few days to weed the garden and talk to the plants (yes, I talk to my plants – they are a life source and can feel energy – so I give them LOTS of positive reinforcement and LOVE when I am amongst them). It’s been about a month now since storm rolled thru and here is how they are looking. We’ll have some beautiful bounty from these plants – it will just be a little longer to harvest than normal. All was not lost.
There are 9 zucchini plants here – thriving and about to bloom (a few weeds, I know!) We keep grass growing in walk areas around raised beds.
These are beets (left side of picture) and radishes (right side). Wait! I think I see something! ????
Radishes are READY! They are such an easy crop. Plant seeds and they are ready within 21 days to harvest for eating!
There are two different varieties of kale. Growing strong! In the back are only two swiss chard plants that made it! But they did and will produce plenty of nutrient packed leaves for eating!
Behind the kale and swiss chard are several different varieties of peppers (colored bells, jalapeno, cayenne, mini colored, etc.) They are bigger and greener than they were just a few weeks ago.
These are 2 cucumber plants (2 more on other side of trellis). Looking good!
In this bed, there is parsley, cilantro, chives, stevia (yes, I know!), cinnamon basil, lemon basil, lime basil, chocolate basil (I know, again!), and regular basil. Yeah!
I also have some tomatoes (about 9), watermelons, asparagus, 5 blueberry bushes and 1 raspberry bush growing (not pictured).
So, THAT’S how my organic garden is growing – slowly but SURELY! Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 on Thoughtful Thursday – it’s GOOD!