Friday, April 27, 2012

Five Facts on Friday

I can't BELIEVE that it has been a week since I posted! I got back from Utah early, early Saturday morning and I've been in mourning ever since. Then we got the wonderful gift of a few days of cooler weather and even rain! So today for my five facts, I'm going to show five photos of my new garden. It's not much to look at yet, but I always have high hopes!

 This is the new cucumber patch......I can't believe I had a brain f**t just now and I couldn't think of the word for cucumber in English!!! (it's pepino in Spanish BTW) The Armenian cucumbers love Arizona best but I always plant other varieties in hopes that I can get a successful crop.
This is what I hope will be the bean patch.....This is the THIRD time I've planted seeds, only to have the birds eat all the sprouts.  !@#$%^ birds!!!
 This is the pepper and squash patch. I found out recently that what I THOUGHT was fabulous compost may be full of ground up drywall......GRRRRR......I'm thinking this is why my plants seem so scrawny. We are hoping to correct the problem with deep watering.
This is the tomato patch. So far, so good, I haven't seen any disease yet in my plants. I have had two years of tomato failure in a row due to some type of wilt......again,the gardener's hope springs eternal!
This is the future pumpkin/melon patch. I still have a bit of swiss chard I'm clinging too along with the rest of the green onions that have yet to be eaten.  I've got a few other little projects going on in the garden, but then I would have had to post more than five photos, right?

So how's your garden coming along???


Kerin said...

I'm always so impressed with your dedication to your garden. You never give up, and you certainly reap the rewards :)

Sounds like you had a good time during your visit, and now your getting back in the swing of things at home.

Hope you have a great weekend, and your mourning diminishes :)

Granny J said...

We are still a month away from planting....sigh... Your's looks great to me. Actually we have a rhubarb plant that is already going to seed does that count for anything...I didn't think so. ;)