A few weeks ago I "finished" getting my seedlings & plants into the ground. I use the quotes because I'm never really done. Something will mow down a plant here and there, or I magically find room for one more container of tomatoes on the deck. This year I'm venturing a bit more into the outer rim of my gardens. Planting peppers and eggplant in the front and adding 4 more containers to the back. The big benefit of planting in containers is soil temperature. It warms up a lot faster than the ground. I'm thinking my peppers went in a bit too soon. But maybe the heat wave will save them yet!
In the front garden I'm growing: In-ground: Rainbow Chard Sage Thyme Chives Lemongrass Lemon Verbena Lavender Assorted hot peppers Bambino Eggplant Rosemary
Containers: Mint Purple Ruffles Basil Okra Tomatillo Little Fingers Eggplant Kale Beets Carrots Chervil Strawberries Tarragon Cilantro Oregano
On the deck (in various containers) I'm growing: Lettuce Arugula Golden Chard (which I'm letting go to seed!) Peas Nasturtiums Tomatoes (Orange Pixie, Pruden's Purple & Purple Cherokee) Sweet Bell Peppers Pequillo Peppers Dill Kholrabi (transferred from the front) Lacinato Kale Chives Cilantro (can't have too much!) Basil (Thai, Genovese & Lemon) Fennel Viola Bachelors Button Cucumbers Chamomile
In the back garden... In containers: Chives Butternut Squash Hardneck Garlic
In the ground: Black Eyed Susan's Rosemary Lavender Hosta
We just a stormy week so the plants are even bigger than when I took these pictures. I hope this year's garden adventure is as fortuitous as years past. Maybe I should buy some extra plant food & lady bugs, just in case!
Check out some of the pics below, everything looks so good. I couldn't bare to delete these beauties! Especially those purple sage blossoms! Hope your garden is growing beautifully as well!