What I'm Growing in My Garden - Summer 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

Summer gardening is one of my favorite things to do. I plan for it way in advance, and try to research all of the methods possible to give my little patio garden the best outcome I can. Of course, I can never plan for the weather, and last summer was a bit rough. We had a warmer and dryer winter than normal, and things heated up way to early in the year. My plants didn't stand a chance.

This year, with the new boxes, I am hoping they'll fare much better. The boxes are deep, have really great soil in them, and should dry out a lot slower than the pots did. Also, since they're not restricted to pots, the plants will be able to stretch their roots much better in search of water, and also to stabilize themselves.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, I've been anticipating this growing season since I dreamed it all up around Thanksgiving.


Here is what I plan to add to my already growing garden for summer:
+ Black Cherry Tomatoes
+ Early Girl Tomatoes
+ Jalapenos
+ Hot Banana Peppers
+ Sweet Sublime Peppers
+ Pole Beans
+ Bush Beans
+ Muncher Cucumbers
+ Honey Nut Squash (a miniature butternut variety)
+ Charetais Vedrantais Melon (miniature cantaloupe variety)
+ Zucchini
+ Silver n' Gold Sweet Corn
+ Nasturtium
+ Black-eyed Susan Vine

I know, that growing corn in a raised bed on cement sounds a little crazy, but I'm totally going to go for it. I also might be adding some summertime herbs like basil, cilantro, and I may even add some sage, parsley and oregano, if I have enough room.

I'm excited for this growing season, and can't wait to see how it all turns out. 

++ What's your favorite summer veggie?


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