As mentioned previously in my post, My Garden in the Making (Part 1), the building of my garden took a bit of a hiatus during the rains and floods of the past couple of weeks. We dug the garden and began working on the fencing to keep out critters, but the storms kicked up and our project was postponed for nearly two weeks. For everyday that fortnight it rained and/or stormed every day. Finally, there was a break in the rain schedule and we were able to wrap up the creation of our first ever garden.
Above are my transplanted tomato and green pepper plants. So far they are holding up outside. I tried to transition them into the sun by doing a couple of hours each day outside while still in their pots, but sunshine has really been limited lately so I’m hoping they will hold up outside and avoid sunburn.
Additionally, I picked up some seeds for onions, carrots, and cauliflower. All three seed packets mentioned that they can be planted in late June and harvested in early September, so my fingers are crossed that some of those plants will survive. My friend, Katy, who got me into this whole garden craze also raised up a cucumber plant and transplanted it into the garden a few days ago. So far this little buddy is hanging in there as well despite the high levels of rain and heat.
Although I hope for the best I’m not sure how successful my first garden will actually be. Worst case scenario nothing actually bears vegetation and my garden is good to go earlier next spring. Best case we will have more vegetables than we know what to do with. Stay tuned to see how my inaugural garden turns out. For now, I’m feeling accomplished that all has been tilled, dug, and planted. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of all the hard work.