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So, I have to admit something. As much as I love gardening, I sometimes suck at it. I’ll admit something else too– sometimes I suck at it simply because I get lazy about it. This is what happened in the case of these sad looking Yucca plants we have in our backyard.
I’m pretty sure we got these from Andy’s parents a couple of years ago and I proceeded to just leave them in the backyard without bothering to transplant them or anything. It’s got to say something that they actually survived this long. Especially because I hardly ever thought to water them. Luckily they can survive in “dry and poor soil.”
Anyway, I thought it was high time I fixed them up. I purchased two of these large planters. I have two more in the front yard and I love them. They are light weight but sturdy. I got them at Wally World.
I mixed potting soil with some soil we had in the yard and made sure to pull off all the dead leaves before replanting them. That’s pretty much it.
They still look kind of pathetic, but I’m hoping that now the Yucca have a new home, they’ll start to thrive again. In all actuality they should look like THIS. Oops.
A couple things about the garden:
*We waited too long to harvest the spinach and it’s already started to go to seed. Every year I forget how quickly it grows.
*The kale has grown very nicely and I’m going to harvest some this weekend. But it’s also been chewed on quite a bit which is frustrating.
*We have several zucchini that will be ready this weekend. I’m gearing up for it!
*Our broccoli has gotten a little spindly. I suspect it hasn’t gotten enough water.
*The peas and beans are doing fantastic! Can’t wait for those guys.
*Several green tomatoes are on the vine.
*Still no poblanos but the plants look great. We have green peppers but the peppers and the plants are still small. I’m not sure what to do to remedy this in the future.
ps- I want to again say thanks to the ladies that guest posted while I was away and remind you to stop over and see them at their blogs.
First up, tomatoes!
We planted quite a few peppers this year but made some changes in that department as well. I planted 2 green pepper plants because I love green peppers and use them in so many recipes.
The carrots are up as well.
And clearly needing thinning and weeding.
This little guy is my butternut squash.
Luckily slugs have not been a problem just yet. Last year we planted a cucumber and it was chewed to bits by the very next day.
We haven’t had a problem yet and I’m hoping it stays that way.
Do you know what this is?
Just barely starting to come up. No lettuce this year. We haven’t had any luck finding a variety that has a good texture and tastes well, so we chose not to plant any and just focus on spinach.
Peas of course! You can’t have a garden without some yummy snap peas.
And peeking up behind the peas is the corn.
Last but not least are the potatoes.
So there you have it!
PS- Tomorrow marks the first day of the June Salad Challenge. Are you ready?
On the shaded side of the house I have these plants. I have no idea what they are called but they get cute little purple flowers on them. They were a gift-transplanted from the neighbors yard after they noticed I liked flowers and sadly they don’t live there anymore.
The mint was also a gift from those neighbors and it is spreading like wildfire! Everyone should have mint in their yard even if they don’t use it for cooking- it’s very pretty and smells divine!! When I mow the lawn I always run over the edge of the mint bed a little to release the aroma. It’s wonderful.
Are you getting the spring rain showers too?
*all photos taken from Bountiful Basket’s Facebook Page