And as a reminder, this is what the garden looked like towards the beginning of June :
I am SO obsessed with this hobby, you guys. Like nutty.
Maybe it's because it's a TRUE hobby, not a potential money maker for me. I am never going to sell veggies but I am for sure going to eat them. I am doing it purely for the good energy and the fun and the "OH MAN, DID YOU SEE HOW THAT GREW OVERNIGHT?!" excitement.
I love that I can try something new everyday. And that there is so much trial and error without much serious consequence. I am making notes for next year (don't plant the pumpkin in the center of the bed). And oh, how I am learning as I go.
Changes I have made these past few weeks : I added some salvia plants because the blue color should be better at attracting pollinators (so my flowers actually result in fruit). We covered the dirt with mulch to help keep the water from evaporating so quickly. I started composting some dried leaves and kitchen scraps.
Changes in the plants themselves : I have baby butternut squash and at least one baby pumpkin! My tomato plants almost all have at least one tomato. It looks like there may be baby bell peppers. I have a few cucumbers growing and finally (finally) what appears to be a healthy zucchini. It's nothing like the gorgeous gardens I stalk (and screenshot to show Paul) on instagram (check out @nataliecreates, @soulemama, @benjaminhole) but it's getting more healthy as the summer rolls on and it is GROWING daily.
I'm in love.