So I had to take my mother to the garden center to pick up plants for Memorial Day. Just walking around the garden center makes my slightly green thumb throb with the need to plant. I picked up just a few vegetable plants to get the garden started. The above photo shows the garlic that was planted last fall. With the super mild winter we had it did really well. I really didn’t expect it to survive since I hadn’t mulched it or anything. Now I have to figure out what happens next. The two little clumps are cucumbers and zucchini. We didn’t have much luck with these last year but I am an optimistic gardener so I planted them again.
In the next photo we have a couple of marigold, tomatoes and a green pepper plant. Unfortunately shortly after I planted the garden something got in and nibbled at a few of the tomato plants and the marigolds. There is probably enough of the plants left to survive, nothing was entirely eaten. It looks like Mother Nature isn’t going to be the only challenge I’ll face this year.