Monday, June 17, 2013

The Garden is Back!

Beans were pretty much the only vegetable we had any luck with last year, so this Summer, we planted all the bean seeds we could find. This is the first batch. We planted these in front of a trellis thinking they were pole beans. They're bush beans.

Before we realized the first batch weren't pole beans, we planted some more in front of the other trellis. Lookin' good so far.

These are also bush beans. Not in front of a trellis, but not much room to be bushy. And gtfo, ivy. 

The patty pan squash plants that I planted in the ground last year looked great for a few weeks but they only grew tiny squashes. The ones in pots looked worse. I planted them in pots this year. I have no logical reason for this.

I pulled out the weakest of the bunch but couldn't bear to compost it, so I stuck it in another pot to see if it would survive. It's a fighter.

You might think this pepper plant looks similar to my pepper plant from last year. That's because IT IS THE PEPPER PLANT FROM LAST YEAR. Perennial pepper plant!

This is a cayenne plant. We didn't start this one from seed so I'm not even proud of that hot little pepper.

The basil didn't survive for very long last year and I never got to eat any of it. Seems to be doing better this year. I've been watering it more. Plants seem to like water.

I've never had any luck with cucumbers. I was given one of those infomercial hanging planters so once these seedlings get big enough, I'll see how they feel about growing upside down.

This is a tomato sprout, or possibly a tomatillo. We had a huge tomatillo plant last year, but no tomatillos. This guy's going in the other hanging planter.

And finally... okra! Our okra plant did really well last year so we're trying again.