This week I focused on finishing getting the yard planted. I am going to be out of town for the end of the month, so I wanted everything done before I leave.
I was able to get the garden planted (YAHOO!) and I’m excited for the veggies to come -this year we planted:
- Pineapple sage (1)
- Cilantro (3)
- Flat Leaf Italian Parsley (2)
- Sweet Basil (2)
- Thai Basil (1)
- ‘Hot & Spicy’ Oregano (1)
- Rosemary (1)
- Onions – Red & White – lots
- Carrots – two 4 ft. rows
- Lettuce – two 4 ft. rows
- Jalapenos, “Macho Nacho” & “Mammoth” – 2 of each
- Anaheim peppers
- ‘Gypsy’ sweet pepper
- ‘Chili Red’ pepper
- ‘Hot Golden Cayenne’ pepper
- ‘Big Bertha’ bell peppers
- Corn, lots of corn.
- ‘Sweet 100’ tomato
- ‘Early Girl’ tomato
- ‘Big Beef’ tomato
- ‘Red Beefsteak’ heirloom tomato
- ‘Golden Jubilee’ heirloom tomato
- ‘Pink Brandywine’ heirloom tomato
- Eggplant (1)
- Zucchini Squash (2)
- Early Prolific Yellow Squash (1)
- Butternut Squash (1)
- Spaghetti Squash (1)
- Yellow bell pepper
- Red bell pepper
- Cucumber (2)
- Sugar Snap Peas – two 4ft rows
- Pumpkins (3 – they’re planted in the back of the fence by the canal)
Hurray for gardens and summer barbeques where all your produce comes from your own yard. I enjoy gardening as a spring pass time, but I’m sure glad I don’t have to do it for survival!
In addition to planting the garden, I also managed to plant the flowers along my back fence. I’m branching out this year! In addition to the sunflowers, I’m adding some Zinnias.
I planted “Mammoth” sunflowers in a row along the fence. I decided to keep it simple this year, and not go for all the varieties. I’ve also been pulling out all the little sunflowers I’ve seen coming up – reseeded from last year. I’m going to keep this planting very simple AND tidy.
And then in front of the sunflowers I planted giant zinnias – they should grow to 30″ tall or more. That sound tall except when they’ve got Mammoth Sunflowers behind them 😀
And the last thing I planted was a blue Delphinium in my front flower bed. My neighbor has one that I’ve admired for years, but I’ve never seen the same deep blue color. But I found one at Home Depot today. It was so big that I even divided it out of the pot and now have two in my front yard 😀