Gardening in May

It’s May which means I am in the middle of gardening season. Last year I did a lot of different types of veggies and plants. This year I decided I wasn’t going to do as many different types. Still, I can’t always resist and did end up with more than I thought I would. I have realized though that for some reason I am really terrible at planting flowers by seed. It just doesn’t seem to work out well for me. Except for Cosmos and Sunflowers. I can usually do ok with those.

Now that I have realized this I think from now on I will buy whatever flowers I need and not even worry about it. I would rather focus on growing food. I love flowers but I just can’t seem to start them off right.

Right now I have my square foot garden from last year and 13 buckets from either Home Depot or Lowe’s. I also have a couple other pots as well as my garden pool and then a box for onions.

Since getting the dog I have put some of them on the other side of the fence because she was getting into them.

This is what we are growing-

  • Three Big Beef tomato plants
  • Three Cherry tomato plants
  • Three Grape tomato plants
  • Four types of carrots.
  • Three types of corn-One yellow, one white, one bi-color
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Snow Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Herbs- Rosemary, Cilantro, Basil and Oregano
  • Lettuce- A lettuce mix & Romaine
  • Radishes-Cherry and French Breakfast
  • Red onions
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Lemon from seed

We bought a bunch of the 5 gallon buckets from Lowe’s and Home Depot. My husband drilled holes in the bottom of them. I added some potting mix and my plants. After looking at a lot of difference places, this was the most cost-effective way to do this. 5 gallon pots can be pretty expensive. These buckets run from $2.50-3.00 each. We wanted to have a lot of tomato plants and knew they needed bigger pots that what we had.

I am a lot more organized this year. I have been a lot better about writing stuff down this year which is good. I am excited to see my vegetables grow and give us some yummy food this summer.










Cherry tomato plant
















What are you growing in your garden this year?

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  1. You’re so lucky to have a green thumb! I pretty much kill everything in a pot. 😐

    Can’t wait to see everything as it grows!

  2. Your garden is looking good!

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