April 03, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

What?  Too early to start talking about gardening?

I've already plotted out where my garden will be next year.  Along the back of my property line is a raised place that the old owners used as a parking spot.  The dirt is too compacted for me to fix it up this year...but next year, it will look gorgeous!

Or I'll just take the empty lot next to my house by eminent domain. I'm joking!  Maybe.

In the meantime, it's container gardening for this girl!  My parents have always maintained a garden, and it's become quite the tradition for me. :-)  I can't wait for the weather to warm up and to start harvesting some yummy home-grown veggies.

Wanna see what I've ordered for this year?

Biggie Chile Peppers... Hot.  But not too hot!

Cubanelle Peppers... Sweet and good for stuffed peppers.  Plus, they freeze well.

Jalapenos! I do them every year.  And every single one of them gets used or given away to others that swear they'll use them!

Golden Rave Tomatoes... about the size of a quarter and slightly oblong.  Everyone RAVED (pun intended) about these last year.  So yummy and the color livens up a salad.  :-)

Heirloom tomatoes.  Something about them just tastes better!  And I love not knowing which of the varieties I've been blessed with until they start growing.

Red and yellow Pear Tomatoes.  Super sweet; cook well and are just fun in general. Love them!

Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees.  These lovelies lived until I had surgery in February.  Then they died a swift painful death.  Not casting blame on anyone *ahem*, but my brother doesn't have a green thumb. I ordered two more and I'm sure they'll live a long, happy life!

Dwarf fig tree! I saw this and just had to order one.  Who knows if it'll grow...but trying to grow new things is always fun.

Have you started thinking about gardening yet?  If so, what'cha gonna grow?

BTW, you still have time to enter my mystery giveaway & join in on the flip flop swap!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love gardening and am doing my best to grow all sorts of stuff this year (peas, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, onions, squash, beans, and cucumbers - i'm hoping to post something on it soon - there is just nothing better than fresh out of the garden veggies!!

  2. I love yellow tomatoes. I have been thinking about building a raised bed this year, but that's as far as it's gone.

  3. I thought about having a garden, but changed my mind. I have to admit that I am lazy.

  4. I didn't know you could grow jalapenos in a container. Perhaps I should give it a try...

  5. Looks great! I got into growing peppers just last year and can't wait to plant a bunch more this year! I like planting different levels of spiciness and making pepper vinegar with them (recipe on my blog).
    Let us know how the fig tree works out- I am VERY curious about it for my house. :)

  6. I had a container garden last year, but most of it ended up in a very fat squirrel's belly. I'm trying it again this year though! Definitely tomatoes, jalapenos, strawberries.

  7. Im going to have a garden this year too...I need to start planning asap!!!:)

  8. We are running so behind in starting our seeds for tomatoes, all types of hot pepper, basil, chives and an assortment of annual flowers.

    Wish I could successfully grow a fig tree!

    Have a wonderful day . . . Gina

    Subtropical Gardening

  9. How awesome!! Last year was the first time I've ever been able to get anything to grow and it was peppers and tomatoes!


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