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It seems like it wasn’t too long ago that we first planted our garden…

But wow, it’s really developed in just a few months. I thought I’d give a picture update about our progress as well as show you the planter we bought for the front. Phil’s dad Peter kindly donated his efforts into picking out the flowers that would fill the planter. He did such an amazing job on the arrangement and that’s even grown since he first planted it a few weekends ago.

On 4/28/2012 –

Here’s the planter when Peter put it in. That same day I took some other photos:


Peter and McCrae were checking out my progress. I put my peppers and my tomatoes near the ledge because it gets more early sunlight here.

Here’s my tomatoes then (poblano on right).

McCrae is a future master gardener. After all, it does run in the family.

On 5/11/2012 –

Just a few weeks later, my garden is going strong. I learn something new each year. The latest thing I learned is to carefully check my pots. Thankfully we realized in time that several of our plastic pots were not draining because they didn’t come with preset holes. Ummm… not sure why not Lowe’s?!? So after a giant rain in which a couple of my pots were flooded and not draining, Phil drilled some holes in my pots and my peppers seem to be saved.

See the damage?

Here’s the garden just a week ago. You would not believe how much the tomato plants have grown in the week since then.

Here’s our pretty planter out front…

See how pretty it is up close?

Even the sweet potato vine has come back strong!

Herbs are doing well and our re-seeded herbs are starting to come in nicely.

And no post would be complete without a funny picture. Here, Captain Fred, is telling you fresh fruits and veggies are yummy!

I’ll post another quick picture update soon. The tomatoes are spilling over the top of the cage and (ugly) extra poles we put in for more plant support. So many flowers are coming in that we are sure to have tomatoes in the next month! Who’s hungry?