Spring planting came a bit early for us. This year I have expanded my garden by building a few more planting beds out of old wooden deck that our neighbor gave us. The photo below was taken from my deck.
Bo is working on making a pathway into the garden. It is a work in progress, and hope he will have it done soon because it gets very muddy when it rains. The peach tree below looks promising and bears many fruits this year.
I planted 3 Cherry tomato plants and used last year’s tomato cages, which add colors and height to the garden.
I thought I had planted beets, but since I have never tasted fresh beets before I don’t know what they are supposed to taste like. The one I’m growing tasted like radish, perhaps it was radish that I planted.
My sister’s chili pepper seedlings are still very small, so I visited Lowes to buy the chili pepper young plants.
The Sweet Basil is not for everyone. My second sister doesn’t like it and my sister Bee only plants them because they are beautiful.
I planted the Thai Basil far enough from the Sweet Basil because I don’t want the smells to fuse together. They both have a distinctive taste and smell and I like to keep them that way.
I planted this from seed. Actually Lee dropped the seeds into the holes and I’m not sure if this planting bed has the snow peas or pole beans. I didn’t have much luck with the long string beans in the last few years and decided not to plant it this year.
The pickle cucumber
I planted Marigolds with my vegetables because they are plant companions and they keep away the bugs from harming the vegetables.
A friend mailed me Spinach vine seeds and I planted them on the right hand side of the new planting bed (it’s the bottom portion of the photo.) So far nothing has came up yet.
Just like everything else, bamboo shoot came out early also.
I have plenty of mints.
And pennyworth covering half of a planting bed. The weather has been very mild in our area and kind of nice to work in the garden again.
All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.