Deck Garden Update
About a month ago I shared the start of our deck garden, so today I thought it was time for a little update on the progress. For all the details, you can get up to date here. Other than having a small little herb garden in pots during the summer, this is my first time attempting to grow some veggies and so far things seem to be going ok. To be honest, it's going better than I thought and I'm quite enjoying the whole process.
Just to quickly recap, here's what we're growing:
- Chives (from seed)
- Peas (from seed)
- Beans (from seed)
We started by repotting the herbs, tomatoes, and lettuce and then planting the seeds for the other veggies. I simply grabbed containers from the dollar store, found a couple for free at a yard sale, and used a couple that I already had. Here's what we started with:
And here's a look at where we are today:
Everything seems to be growing great so far. Perhaps I cheated a bit by buying some of the plants already started, but hey, everything is still living! That's a win in my book. For a little while it seemed as if the dill and tomato plants were dying. The dill still doesn't look the greatest, but it's hanging on. The tomato plants seem to be doing alright at the moment and since I cut off some of the ill looking leaves they seem to be doing better. I'm not sure if that was a faux pas or not (the info I found seemed to be conflicting) but, I went for it and, like I said, they seem to be doing better. I probably planted too many in one pot (I have 2 in one pot and 4 in another larger pot), so I may still try to transfer some of them; although, I'm wondering if it's a bit late to do that now?
I'm still waiting on the chives to sprout, but to be fair I planted them later than everything else. I will say, I was so excited when the peas and beans started to come up!
If you're wondering what we decided to plant in the planter that was left by the previous homeowners (see it here)...nothing. We'll see, if I have the energy to dig all the dirt out and get some fresh soil, there could be some more veggies added. But for that to happen I'll have to do it soon!
I'll share more of the garden progress later this summer, so stay tuned. Have you planted any veggies & herbs this year?