Happy Spring Garden as it was two minutes ago...
I don't know about you, but we here in Central Texas have had unseasonably rainy and somewhat cool weather, which has made for a super happy Spring garden. I have only gone out to water it once or twice because of all the rain we have had...I am so thankful!! I have found myself regretting that I didn't plant more! Anyway, I figured it was probably time for an update since everything looks quite a bit different than it did the last time I posted.
LittleBear checking out the height of the corn only two weeks ago. Today, the tallest stalks are taller than I am!
Looking up to the tallest stalk of corn...
I had to build a fence with my extra tomato cages because on a really windy day, they would all blow over. Good thing I didn't plant any tomatoes this year!
So, far I have harvested two HUGE zucchini and there seem to be lots more on the way, which gets LadyBear excited as it was her request to plant zucchini in the first place (though I'll admit it's a favorite of mine).
Happy LadyBear with her second huge zucchini!
Green beans I harvested this morning alone!
It's an asparagus!!!
Here's the whole patch along with some other shots of what we have growing:
My unintentionally planted melon, happily growing up around a tomato cage (my attempt to keep things tidy)...
LadyBear's carrots with LittleBear's peas in the background and the melon plant to the left...
Another zucchini on the way!!
Corn vs. Zucchini
And lest you think I'm this great gardener with a prosperous green thumb, here's a picture of my sweet bell peppers and basil patch...
Just keepin' it real...
Um, yeah, majorly disappointing. Some of the lemon basil came up, but none of the sweet bell peppers or the sweet basil came, which means I need to go buy some transplants in order to get my homemade pesto sauce quota for the year done. I have no clue what happened there... oh well!
I had no idea that fennel flowers could be different colors from the same plant! How neat!
Our butterfly garden has it's first resident of the Spring! This is a black swallowtail caterpillar that showed up yesterday and has already doubled in size. We hope he stays around for a while!!
Welcome to our garden!!!