Yard & Garden

Raised Bed Gardening – Garden Update

Yep! That’s me. The girl begging her plants not to die. Hahaha! Well, I’m sorry to say, we have suffered some losses. Back in March, I showed you how we were beginning our year of raised bed gardening by cleaning out our raised beds, planting all varieties of veggies, and hoping for the best.

Anxiousness to get things in the ground got a hold of me. I planted my tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers way too early.

To my garden’s detriment, my hastiness in planting heat-loving plants was rewarded with FROZEN, DEAD PLANTS. I was so sad.

I tried to save them by covering them, but the frosty nights were just too much. Look at those sad, little, dried-up remains of what was once cucumber plants on the right…Poor things!

Recovering Pepper Plants in Raised Bed
When I realized the garden was suffering from the frost, I kicked into SAVE MY PLANTS MODE and oh, you know…begging!

Thankfully, the pepper plants are now recovering. Not that I really think the begging helped(wink)!

The plants are adding new leaves like crazy as well as baby veggies. We are finally starting to see the fruits (or veggies) of our labor. It is so exciting!

Banana Pepper on plant in raised bed

We also have lots of baby tomatoes and tiny summer squash all over our plants.
Baby tomato fruit on tomato plant

With the warmer weather, the garden is thriving! It’s a continual treasure hunt to see what new things we might find.

Squash & onion plants in Raised Bed Garden

Psst…there are actually onions GROWING in there. I can’t believe it! It’s amazing. Those are our first successful onions ever.

We still have plans for more planting behind the raised beds and “decorating” our garden, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy seeing the layout of our raised bed garden for this season so here it is.

Raised Bed Garden Layout

Did you notice there is a new pole bean trellis?

What new things are in your garden? Tell me by commenting below. I can’t wait to read about it!
Amy Signature Graphic

4 thoughts on “Raised Bed Gardening – Garden Update

  1. I’m looking forward to getting in my new house and having a go at my garden. My son has started gardening club at school so I know he’s just as eager to get started. I will have to keep an eye out for your posts so I can get some pointers! 😄 thanks for sharing x

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    1. Congratulations on your new home! That’s exciting. My kids really enjoy planting and picking. It’s the watering and waiting they aren’t too fond of. LOL!

  2. I’m so jealous! One of these years I’m gonna take the time to do this. Maybe I need to start by picking up some wood on the side of the road so to build them first. And then fence them off from the dogs, of course…

    1. Finding some wood on the side of the road would be great Alisha! These are made out of inexpensive fence boards if you can’t find some. I would definitely fence it first though. Joy jumped straight into the strawberry bed while I was watering because she wanted a drink! LOL!

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