I didn’t have much time to clear the land since the weather is getting warmer, the plants need to go in the ground. I was working from the front of the garden to the back, patiently making rows of planting bed one by one. The ground was hard and filled with rocks, it was very difficult tilling the dirt or more like tilling the rocks. I removed barrels and barrels of rocks and brought in new garden soils, instead of planting the first week it seems like I was working in the rock garden.
The second week I had 4 planting beds ready and planted tomatoes, peppers, and marigolds as a companion to the plants.
I repaired the old trellis left from the previous owners, not sure if I wanted to keep the lattice fence look. It’s not in the best of shape and starts to fall apart and will not give a good support to the plant vines. The previous owners planted the Muscadine grapes, and it wasn’t climbing on the trellis but crawling on the ground when I found it. I transplanted a few plants and moved them back to below the trellis.
I learned how to gardening from my mom and she soaked her seeds before planting them. It took me almost 2 weeks before I was able to plant and my snow peas looked like bean sprouts.
I planted them in two rows, and will put a trellis in the middle so they will be able to climb. The last row is the okra plants, they are extremely drought and heat resistant and produce plentiful crops and beautiful flowers till the Fall.
I also planted two rows of cucumbers, a trellis will go up in the middle of the rows as well since they like to climb.
The below plant is a gift from a fellow gardener.
I worked on the third-row planting beds this past weekend and was surprised to see that the dirt looked real good. It was dark with few rocks and lots of worms. I could have kicked myself, the old garden must have started here and not where I started. I should have surveyed the land better. This planting bed will be perfect for the herb garden.
After soaking the lemongrass in a bucket for almost 2 weeks, I was surprised that it didn’t take roots. I have enough to plant three rows.
The two plants below are also gifts, hope they’ll be happy in my garden.
I still have room toward the back of the garden to plant the watermelon. This is my first year planting it, I’m excited and can’t wait to see them grow.
I missed my gardenias from my old house and planted a few in my new garden. I hope these bloom soon, I absolutely love the aroma. Having a garden in the middle of the woods makes me nervous, the fence will go up next week and hopefully I won’t have any visitors before then.