I’ve been so enjoying our garden this spring. The weather has been cool to warm and back again, just generally pleasant, and the plants have been loving it. Everything has awakened from dormancy, volunteers are showing up all over the place. The summer garden begins to take shape.
I am especially pleased with our herbs and the number of volunteer plants popping up. I pulled quite a few at the beginning of spring, but more still show up. I’ve decided to let the plants fight a little for space. I long for a full, blooming garden. I shall only pull those plants taking over where I do not wish them to.
Our first vegetable box is looking good. Our tomato plants are large, vigorous, and already bearing fruit. They have a long, hot summer ahead, as do we all. We have yet to know how we’ll all hold up. Hot peppers and herbs are also growing happily. A new box, also eight feet in diameter, is built and awaiting first soil, then cucumber seeds, amongst other things.
Best of all, it's pretty out there. Happy Gardening!
For years, my husband and I worked at creating a series of gardens on our four-acre lot in a rural, Texas subdivision west of Houston. I have to say, it was a fantastic experience. Now, I have a pocket garden on a golf course! It took me a while to adjust, but guess what: I love it! While every garden is different, they all offer challenges, pleasures, time with nature. Much like people, they have their good days and bad days, high seasons and low; and they can all be fun and beautiful if you love them enough.