My small garden is coming together nicely, I finally have everything planted last weekend, and finally have time to sit and relax.
I try to keep my garden simple this year, I’m thinking about doing a year round garden, growing vegetables in the fall and winter as well, but I still have to do some reading on this. The closest raised bed is the flower garden, I planted strawberry, African marigold, celosia, and Jr. sunflower.
In my herb garden I have mint, chives, sweet basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, lemon grass, and kefir lime that is in a pot sitting next to the herb garden.
My dad gave me the kefir lime plant along with the banana tree, I’m hoping to be able to prepare a spicy Thai curry soup and pick the herbs from my own garden this summer.
Next to the herb garden is my Asian garden, I wanted to grow lettuce, but it’s too late to grow it now, I might have to wait till late summer, or when it gets cooler again in the fall. In this raised bed I have chili peppers, Thai eggplants, cherry tomatoes, and underneath the A Frame are snow peas.
The Peach tree that my friend gave us is doing real good, not bad for its first year.
The milk paint treatment on the A-Frame is not doing too bad, but I expect the water and rain to wash out some. I think this type of paint might be better used indoor than outdoor. I planted pickling cucumbers this year, they’re still very small and I can’t wait to see the cucumber vines climbing up the A Frame.
There are many fish in my fish pond. I have several large Koi fish and many baby fish, but they’re too young to tell if they are Koi or Comet babies.
Next I have to update my sisters on my dad’s garden, he is doing something different this year.