This week was a big one for the ol’ vegetable garden. I added four new pepper plants which brought the grand plant total to 18. That’s right, every square has been filled!
I promise I mowed the grass right after I took this photo.
This week I planted serrano peppers,
and sweet red bell peppers.
My food processor is going to be on full-time salsa duty in a few months.
I also added a tomato cage and stakes over the weekend.
And spent several hours redoing the mulch after it all floated away last month.
Most of the veggies are thriving, but my buttercrunch lettuce never really came back after the floods. One head had finally started to grow again and a critter ate it!
Warning to all rabbits in west Fayetteville: you better leave my garden alone or you’ll be sorry
I realized that I never show you the garden from the other end, so here’s how it looks from the south.
Is it weird that I want to frame this broccoli photo and hang it in my house?
All of the herbs are still going strong
In other exciting news, this week was the first time that we actually ate vegetables from the garden. On Sunday I made a huge salad from my romaine and red lettuce heads.
Poor Mr. Broccoli now looks like this :(
Don’t worry, new heads are growing in already. It’s hard to believe I started this vegetable garden project only two months ago. It is definitely a lot of work, but I think I’m hooked for life.
It’s so exciting to see how far the garden has come in such a short time and think about how it will look in a few months when everything is fully grown.